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Electronic Dance Music Technique (MUSI20208)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeMUSI20208
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject builds the production, compositional and performance skills required to create and realise Electronic Dance Music. Aspects of music technology and how its practice informs new artistic works will be examined. Electronic Dance Music Technique is delivered in a workshop environment and will illuminate the aesthetics, fundamental and principals of EDM production, arrangement, remixing and performance. The workshop provides the opportunity for EDM performance, creative problem solving through the completion of practical assignments and group discussion of issues related to Electronic Dance Music. During the course students will be required to complete individual tasks and engage in whole group discussion.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject students will:

  • exhibit extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of electronic dance music production, composition and performance
  • acquire relevant knowledge, skills, discipline and ethics as they relate to the practising electronic dance music producer and performer
  • have reached a high level of achievement in problem solving and communication in a studio music production environment
  • be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
  • have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront typical music production and performance problems

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will:

  • acquire the skills and knowledge required for the artistic and practical application of electronic dance music;
  • learn how to identify and/or apply music production values within an existing song or piece of music;
  • acquire knowledge of important electronic dance music genres, styles and approaches within the history of contemporary music;
  • acquire the skills and the practical application of music technology in production and performative platforms;
  • Be cognisant of the key craft and stylistic elements of electronic dance music;
  • Develop a practical appreciation of the role of the music producer in the creation or adaption of electronic dance music. High-level conceptual and applied skills.

Last updated: 16 June 2018