Brandeis University

    MUS 160B: Electronic Music Composition and Production

    Instructor: Giuseppe Desiato
    Course Description: MUS 160B aims to be an experimental playground for students interested in exploring sound and its creative possibilities and developing professional skills in recording and production. The course is centered around the composition's creative process, with an emphasis on technology.
    The study of the audio software, alongside recording and editing techniques, is paired with weekly listening and composition assignments. Through the design, development, and production of individual and collaborative projects, the course allows each student to acquire the necessary knowledge for consciously approaching the composition and audio technology domains. Foundational concepts and approaches for this course will be drawn from both 20th century Avant-Garde electronic composition and the commercial/popular music industry. The final project consists of the presentation of an electro-acoustic composition.
    Prerequisites: Owning or having access to a laptop and a pair of headphones.
    Session: Session I
    Day: M, T, W, Th
    Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
    Credit Hours: 4 Credits
    Course Format: On-Campus Course for Summer 2022
    Brandeis Graduation Requirement Fulfilled: DL, DL, CA
    Enrollment Limit: 20 students. Since this course has many practical projects, a higher number of students would not allow a proper pedagogical experience.
    Course Classification: Undergraduate Level Course
    Course Tuition: $3,290
    Course Fees: None
    Open to High School Students: No