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Free Online Course on Music Technology Foundations

The University of Adelaide is offering free online course on Music Technology Foundations. This music course will show you how to apply new technologies to your own creative practice.

In this six week course, applicants will learn how to use creative technologies to make your own music and get a step closer to a career in music. This course starts on February 15, 2018.

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Course At A Glance 

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours pw
Subject: Art and culture
Institution: University of Adelaide and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $50
Session: Course Starts on February 15, 2018

Providers’ Details

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest university and has a strong reputation for excellence in research and teaching.

About This Course

Technology has greatly altered how we write, listen to and enjoy music. This music course will show you how to apply new technologies to your own creative practice. Music Technology Foundations draws on Adelaide’s world-class pioneering expertise in making electronic music, to provide a great foundation for a career in music and to enable any learner to use technology in creative ways.

Why Take This Course?

In Music Technology Foundations, you’ll learn about the core principles of music technology, including sound, audio, MIDI, effects and sequencing. Each week, you’ll complete creative practical tasks in freeware and browser based apps, and you’ll share the music with the instructors and fellow learners.

Learning Outcomes

  • History, theory and practice of music technology
  • Sound, audio, MIDI, effects and sequencing
  • Hands-on practice with music-making using contemporary digital tools


Luke Harrald

Luke Harrald is a composer, performer and new-media artist. He holds a PhD in composition from the University of Adelaide, and is known for his ground-breaking work that fuses computer science and live music.

Christian Haines

Christian Haines is a composer, improviser and practitioner working with sound and technology.

Stephen Whittington

Stephen Whittington began his involvement with electronic music in the 1970s using analogue synthesisers under the guidance of composer Tristram Cary.



How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses.
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