Course Number: 476*/3.0 3S (Course Code Explanation)
Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students
Area(s): Theory and Composition
Instructor(s): Dr. Kristi Allik
Day(s) and Time(s): M: 8.30-11.30
Room: HLH 124
An intensive analysis of a particular topic within a specific area of music: ethnomusicology, musicology or theory/analysis. Details regarding specific topics will be available from the School of Music on an annual basis.
Instructor: Kristi Allik (Robert Mulder assisting)
Office: Watson Rm. 131
Other Materials Required for this Course:
1) headphones for the computers in CLAM
2) storage media such as (at least) two USB sticks
This course is an introduction to the history, theory, aesthetics, and selected applications of Visual Music, that is, an art form dealing with the visual and sound media. The course will be conducted in a seminar or small class format depending on the number of participants. The course will examine visual music and it s practitioners from the eighteenth century until the present, including artists such as Wilfred, Galayev, Wilson, McLaren and Lye.
While certain hands-on, practical assignments will be utilized in this course, emphasis will be placed on the theoretical aspects of the topics to be covered. Some previous experience in the area of computers is advisable, but it is not necessary.
Students in MUSC 476 will have access to the Computer Laboratory of Applications in Multimedia (CLAM) in the School of Music RM. 228.
Note: Students MUST use headphones in the CLAM lab unless they are the only person in the lab or unless they have special permission from the instructor to use the speakers. The School of Music does NOT provide headphones; it is up to the individual student to purchase these headphones.
Attendance and Class Participation: Attendance to all classes is required.
Final Exam: There is no final exam.
A research paper is required for all students. Topic will be the choice of the student; however, suggestions for possible topics will be provided. At approximately halfway through the semester, students are required to hand in a written proposal for their research paper. Mark: 50%
Each student must prepare a seminar presentation of approximately 15 minutes relating to their search paper topic.
Due Date: TBA. Varies for each student. A list of possible presentation dates will be provided for sign-up purposes. Mark: 25%
In Class and Other Assignments:
There will be a number of in class and take home assignments pertinent to the course material covered. Total Mark: 25% of total mark.