University of Technology Sydney

50819 Composing with Sound

8cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities scheduled for campus until the 27th of August (inclusive) are being moved online. Timetabled activities for the remainder of the session will be held on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): 50817 Audio and Music Production
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 50843 Live Sound AND 50856 Live Sound


This subject introduces the principles of sound creation and composition using electronic and digital processes. It provides a foundation for computational approaches to sound manipulation enabling students to explore innovative approaches to sound synthesis, interactive systems, algorithmic and data-driven sound composition. Issues and current practices at the intersection of art, music and sound design are investigated providing a context for students to develop their own creative sound works within the subject.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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