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IMPORTANT! Please note that the syllabus is subject to change. Should such a change occur, it will be announced
Computer Music & Multimedia Design Syllabus (MUS3065)
As the semester progresses, we will slowly shift focus away from "technical" and towards "creative," spending more and more time on discussion, listening, structure and analysis, as well as practical uses of the newly acquired knowledge.
Your grade will consist solely of creative assignments utilizing various software. There will be up to four smaller assignments (exercises), and a final project. Apart from the technical aspect, the final project will contain a strong creative component. There will be also homework assigned as needed, usually on a weekly basis. Its purpose will be to encourage students to use software consistently. Max/MSP/Jitter, just like any other language is best learned through use.
IMPORTANT! All graded late assignments will be assessed 10% grade penalty for every day they are late (e.g. an assignment that is 2 days late will be assessed a 20% grade penalty).
Please note that you will not be required to purchase any software for this class as all of the aforesaid software will be available on the workstations in the new studio. Should you decide, however, to purchase your own personal copy, please talk to me prior to doing so as multiple licenses purchased simultaneously (i.e. by more than one student) may generate significant discounts.
IMPORTANT! Please note that some of the software used in this class may be available as demo that will expire after a preset amount of time. Once such software "expires," it will become either partially functional or inaccessible. Either way, it will be student's responsibility to keep track of this particular issue and as such, this limitation will not be viewed as a valid excuse for belated submission of assignments.
Please make note of the calendar with important dates listed on the registrar's webiste and plan accordingly. The registrar's calendar can be found here.