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Introduction to Creating Electronic Sounds

Music H&S - Humanities & Sciences

Course Description

Introduction to Creating Electronic Sounds enables students from a wide variety of backgrounds to cultivate conceptual and technical skills within the production of electronic sound and music composition. Lectures, readings, and group discussions will examine the evolution of recording technology as it relates to music within historical, social, and contemporary contexts. Over the course of ten weeks students will develop and produce a portfolio of creative projects, wherein the integration of one's life experiences, imagination, and musical preferences are encouraged. In addition to regular coursework, students who enroll in the class for 4 units will create and publish a 12 to 20-minute EP according to their own musical taste and technical abilities. Please note: This is not a production class with an in-depth technical focus during class time, however technical support is offered outside of regular class time. This course is a prerequisite for MUSIC 192A: Foundations of Sound Recording Technology. No previous experience required. Enrollment by application only. Permission numbers will be distributed during the first week of classes.

Grading Basis

ROP - Letter or Credit/No Credit





Course Repeatable for Degree Credit?


Course Component


Enrollment Optional?


This course has been approved for the following WAYS

Creative Expression (CE)

Does this course satisfy the University Language Requirement?