T561 Multimedia Development for Music Research and Instruction
Prof. Eric Isaacson
MWF 1:25-2:15 Room M373 (within the William and Gayle Cook Music Library)
Sections 8446 (T561) and 8473 (U523)
The course is intended for students interested in exploring how technology can be used to facilitate music teaching, learning, and research. During the course of developing a detailed understanding of Macromedia Director, the course will cover the following:
- Survey of existing instructional music software and web sites
- Instructional design principles
- User-interface design
- Sound, photo, and image formats and editing tools
- Representation, manipulation, and display of musical information
- Setting a multimedia computer labs
Requirements will include readings, several short assignments, and a major final project.
Prerequisite: Demonstrable skill with at least one computing application (e.g., a programming language or a word processing, database, or spreadsheet application). Prior enrollment in U396 Intro to MIDI and Computer Music or U521 MIDI and Computer Music will be helpful, but not required. No particular programming skill is required for enrollment, but familiarity with the Macintosh or Windows operating system and related hardware is assumed.
Enrollment in the course under U523 is only for students officially enrolled in the Music Information Technology minor. Students interested in the MIT program should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson. Other interested students should enroll in T561. Total enrollment is limited to 15.