School of Music 2003-2005 Graduate Academic Bulletin
|Academic CoursesHonors, Music Technology, and Music Information Technology|
Music Information Technology
N399 Honors Seminar in Music (3 cr.) P: admission to the School of Music undergraduate honors program. Reading and discussion in special topics ranging from performance practice to music and culture.
N499 Honors Project in Music (3 cr.)* P: N399 Honors Seminar in Music and approval of the school honors committee. For honors students only.
Courses are offered only at IUPUI.
N512 Foundations of Music Production (3 cr.) Examines foundations and principles of music production. Topics include publishing, print media, music composition, methods, textbooks, multimedia, computer and electronic transmission of computer imaging, and sound and video. Other aspects covered are broadcast media, television graphics, sampling and reproduction of sound and images, and multimedia and computer applications.
N513 Principles of Multimedia Technology (3 cr.) P: N512 Foundations of Music Production or consent of instructor. Examines theories and research in the use of computer technology with a special focus on curriculum design and implementation of technology; learning and training theory paradigms; and technology selection and assessment for learner-centered, individualized instruction and training. Implementation and assessment of designs for specific instructional models are included.
N514 Music Technology Methods (3 cr.) Sequencing and music notation technology applied to current and emerging digital arts technologies, multimedia techniques applied to sound-based stimuli, and MIDI applications for video graphics and storyboard techniques. This course explores the development of Music Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and related uses.
N515 Multimedia Design Applications in the Arts: Application Design (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Presents the principles and fundamentals of instructional design and design technique using authoring tools on PC, Macintosh, and emerging computer platforms. Covers storyboarding, planning, and organization of scripts; use of current technology, computers, and video and digital art equipment; computer-assisted design software tools and management of design team concepts.
N516 Advanced Interactive Design Applications in the Arts (3 cr.) P: N515 Multimedia Design Applications in the Arts: Application Design or consent of instructor. Incorporates extensive analysis and use of computer and multimedia authoring tools for educational applications. Project management and programming team organization; media management and selection criteria for digital arts media development; task analysis and instructional sequencing applied to training/instruction; and assessment modeling and feedback schedules are examined.
N517 Internship in Arts Technology (3 cr.) P: N516 Advanced Interactive Design Applications in the Arts or consent of instructor. An internship for students to work with experts in arts technology fields who are using new applications in commercial and educational settings. Requirements include development of a technology project proposal; interview resume and project presentation; on-site intern residency; project report; and oral and media presentation of the project.
N518 Arts Technology Major Projects (3 cr.) P: N516 Advanced Interactive Design Applications in the Arts or consent of instructor. Students create and present a multimedia teaching/training project that combines one or more of several elements of music technology, including CD-ROM, videodisc, digital audio and video, and MIDI. Requirements include development of a project proposal, presentation of the proposal, development of the project, delivery of a final report, and a media presentation.
For electronic and computer music courses, see Composition listing.
N364 Music Information Representation, Search, and Retrieval (3 cr.) P: enrollment limited to students in the School of Informatics or permission of instructor. A comparative survey of computer-based representation schemes for music, including those oriented toward music notation, music performance, and music analysis. Overview of tools for computer-assisted music analysis using selected representation schemes.
N560 Introduction to Music Informatics (3 cr.) P: major, minor, or cognate standing in Music Informatics or Music Information Technology. History, issues, and applications in music information technology. Survey of various types of musical information. Introduction to digital musical media, including data standards and processing; database structure and organization standards and processing; database structure and organization of audio-, score-, and textfile objects; and discussion of copyright issues.
N561 MIDI and Computer Music (3 cr.) P: graduate standing. Basics of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface system, its software, and instruments commonly used with desktop MIDI workstations (synthesizers, digital samplers). In-depth study of MIDI sequencing, digital audio editing, and the architecture of electronic instruments. A final project and a paper on a computer music topic are required.
N562 Electronic Text Processing and Distribution (3 cr.) P: advanced, demonstrable skill with at least one computing application (e.g., programming language or a word processing, database, or spreadsheet program). M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography strongly recommended. Introduction to issues and processes in the electronic manipulation of text and graphics, including hardware and software, electronic journals, full- and partial-text databases, optical character recognition, copyright, network distribution, page layout and conventional publication, and financial support (publishers, academic and commercial institutions, and federal agencies).
N563 Developing Computer-Based Music Instruction (3 cr.) P: major, minor, or cognate standing in Music Informatics or Music Information Technology. Overview of the instructional design process, learning theories, user-interface design, and delivery of computer-based music learning. Survey of authoring tools.
N564 Music Information Representation, Search, and Retrieval (3 cr.) P: major, minor, or cognate standing in Music Informatics or Music Information Technology. A comprehensive, comparative study of computer-based representation schemes for music, including those oriented toward music notation, music performance, and music analysis. Overview of musical metadata. Techniques and tools for search and retrieval of musical information.
N565 Music Information Processing (3 cr.) P: major, minor, or cognate standing in Music Informatics or Music Information Technology. Issues, problems, and principles in the visual representation of musical information, including an historic and cross-cultural overview of visualization schemes used for both performance and music analysis. Design issues in the visual representation of musical information.
N568 Topics in Music Information Technology (3 cr.) P: permission of instructor. May be repeated for different topics.
N569 Independent Research in Music Information Technology (3cr.) P: admission to the Music Information Technology minor. Independent research in music information technology.
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