Universität Wien

160049 VO Sound & Music in Digital Media (2016S)


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").




The topics of the lectures and examination will include:
1. Interactions between popular music and multimedia in live performance,
2. Sound and music on websites,
3. Electronic music, electroacoustic/acousmatic music, sound art,
4. Evolution of old media like serial television, immersive video games, and postclassical cinema,
5. Digital animation,
6. Music videos,
7. Technologies of production and reproduction,
8. Haptic, interactive, and immersive modalities,
9. The role of music and digital technologies in shaping the lives of young people, and
10. How consumers appropriate the technology for their own purposes.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The course will be assessed by a two-part, 90 minute examination comprising:
1. 50% short questions designed to test students’ recall and understanding of the basic ideas covered, and
2. 50% extended essay in which students will demonstrate deeper critical engagement with one topic of their choice.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

By the end of the course, students will:
- understand the multiple ways in which sound and music are used across a range of digital media,
- understand the relationship between new media and technological, psychological, social, political and economic realities,
- have at their disposal a number of theoretical tools that allow for more precise description and discussion of digital sound and its relationship to its cultural context,
- appreciate the contours of the academic and wider debates surrounding new media, particularly as they relate to music and sound, and
- be able to reflect critically on these issues.

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:35