Core Module Information
Module title: Music Software Applications

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS09122
Module leader: Bryden Stillie
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

To be eligible to study this module, you will need to have passed, or attained the learning equivalent to, the module listed below.
Module code: MUS08113
Module title: Music Technology 2
Examples of equivalent learning: ABRSM Grade V Theory; creative use of MIDI Sequencing and/or Digital Audio recording software.

Description of module content:

This module is designed to build on previous MIDI and music software knowledge with a specific focus on live performance. The teaching format will be a series of 2 hour lectures mixed with practical classes over 12 weeks. Focus areas of lectures will be:

- Software use in live environments
- Hardware use in live environments
- The use of MIDI controllers and their integration with software / hardware.
- Technical limitations.
- How to integrate software/ hardware into the live performance environment.
- Planning a software based live performance.
- Health and safety
- Appraisal and evaluation of live electronic performances.

Most of the work of the module will take place in the University's MIDI labs at Craighouse; however, it may be possible, in consultation with the module leader, for you to undertake the work using your own resources.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate creative application of music software and associated hardware in a professional setting.
LO2: Describe the creative process from musical concept to context.
LO3: Critically evaluate the applied use of music technology

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Bryden Stillie
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Recital 80 1 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Assessment 20 2,3 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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