DMS8012 : Advanced Creative Digital Practice: Live Electronic Performance

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To address and familiarise the student with the main principles behind a range of live electronic music applications in a context of creative practice.

To share staff's research-based expertise.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students are introduced to the basic operational techniques of live electronic music applications through lecture-workshops. They then carry out a series of set tasks to familiarise themselves with each application. In consultation with the Module Leader they then decide upon appropriate projects to be realised using these applications. During the academic year there will be one or two visiting artsists/composers who use similar live electronic applications in their own practice. Students have the opportunity to work individually with these visitors. Final assessment will be based upon the successful realisation of the designated project.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture42:008:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching42:008:00Tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching42:008:00Seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1176:00176:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures present step by step techniques for students to follow and also includes an overview of the field, including staff research.

Seminars allow students to discuss implementation of topics presented in lectures.

Tutorials allow students to present work in progress and work through problems with the help of staff and other students.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2M90Comprises a code developed during the course, media documenting the output, written text of not more than 2500 words.
Case study2M10Attendance and fieldwork every 2 weeks
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Portfolio demonstrates level of awareness of issues, models and technical ability.

Practical work in session ensures that student is following new techniques as they are introduced

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