date_range Débute le 14 avril 2014
event_note Se termine le 26 mai 2014
list 6 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
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En résumé

In this 6-week course we’ll introduce the fundamentals of digital audio. The course will provide the essentials of recording and editing sound, and culminates with a piece using both recorded and synthesized sound.

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Le programme

Introduction to Computational Arts: Audio
March 2014
Consortium for Digital Arts & Technology (CDACT)
Stony Brook University and Coursera

COURSE INFORMATION

Instructors

Dr. Margaret Schedel 

Course Description

This multidisciplinary production class serves as an introduction to, and exploration of electronic media in the arts. Lectures will cover concepts and presentations of musicians working in various capacities with audio, as well as tutorials on specific software packages.

Prerequisite

No prerequisites or prior knowledge needed. Familiarity with computers is helpful but not necessary.

Course Requirements

  • Internet connection

  • Windows or Apple computer

  • Ability to install software on your machine (admin account)

  • Logic or Audacity and Soundation

  • Digication e-Portfolio account (links and details will be provided) or other web-based sharing

Course Learning Outcomes

Learners who successfully complete this course will have learned the basic skills of Processing, Students will be learn to give critical feedback to their peers about technical and artistic matters through a grounding in the history of technology and the arts. A digital portfolio will showcase your work from this course.

Outcomes:

1. Record, edit, and process digital sound using the basic functions of a Digital Audio Workstation.

2. Demonstrate creative/conceptual awareness of sound art through peer critique

3. Produce an effective 1-3 minute sound work with a formal structure


Textbook & Course Materials
Required Text
  No required texts

Optional Texts:

MUSIC:

Electronic Music (Cambridge Introductions to Music)

by Nick Collins  (Author) , Margaret Schedel  (Author) , Scott Wilson  (Author)

ISBN-13: 978-1107648173

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

WEB:

HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites

by Jon Duckett

ISBN-13: 978-1118008188

Publisher: Wiley




GRADING POLICY & COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Grading

Assignments and your final project are graded through a peer-review process; quizzes are multiple-choice and are graded by the computer. Your work on the assignments, projects will be graded by your peers using unique rubrics for each task.


Quizzes (5) 30%

Assignments (4) 40%

Project (1) 30 %


Quizzes

After watching each video lecture series, you will take a multiple choice quiz which will count towards your final grade. You can only take these quizzes ONCE. We are using this MOOC to flip the classroom and we do not give our students multiple chances.

There are also “in-video questions,” and you must answer these questions correctly in order to advance the video, but these questions are NOT graded, you can re-do the “in-video” quiz as many times as you need to.

Assignments

Assignments are purely technical; each module will include a detailed explanation of how to complete and grade each assignment. There will be one assignment (which may have multiple components)  every week that there is no project due.  Each assignment should take you no more than one hour.


Project

The final project is both aesthetic and technical; there will be an explanation of how to grade the project but you must remember that art is subjective. You can expect the project to take at  least 4 hours to complete.

Disclaimer: “The course schedule, policies, procedures, and assignments in this course are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances, by mutual agreement, and/or to ensure better student learning.”

COURSE SCHEDULE

Week 1 Introduction to Computing and Audio
Week 2 Qualities of Sound
Week 3 Form and EQ
Week 4 How things work - Digital, Analog, MIDI 
Week 5 Synthesis and Production 
Week 6 Grading Projects 

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Les intervenants

  • Margaret Schedel - Music
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Le concepteur

The State University of New York, with 64 unique institutions, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs both on campus and online, SUNY has nearly 3 million alumni around the globe.
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La plateforme

Coursera est une entreprise numérique proposant des formation en ligne ouverte à tous fondée par les professeurs d'informatique Andrew Ng et Daphne Koller de l'université Stanford, située à Mountain View, Californie.

Ce qui la différencie le plus des autres plateformes MOOC, c'est qu'elle travaille qu'avec les meilleures universités et organisations mondiales et diffuse leurs contenus sur le web.

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