Electronic Music 1 is the first of a two-course sequence for students wishing to concentrate on electronic music.
This course is intended for composers and other musicians interested in exploring further digital and other electronic media for the creation of music and multimedia works. There is a particular focus on sound synthesis, introducing synthesis techniques such as sampling, and advanced sample processing, FM, additive, subtractive, and physical modeling synthesis, primarily using computer synthesis software. A certain amount of the necessary background in psychoacoustics, and basic principles of acoustics as applied to sound synthesis will be covered in the first term. Students will also be introduced to the history, aesthetic issues, and current and future directions of electronic music in all current styles via listening and discussion classes. Students will compose, realize, and produce a work in the digital medium.
Course code: MUSC 2304
Length: 45 hours
PrerequisitesMUSC 1419 or permission of instructor
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.