VPA213 Music Technology (8)

This subject focuses on the creative use of technology for digital music production through the use of  MIDI, sampling, sequencing and other technological methods.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VPA213. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

VPA106 and VPA113

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of the software and hardware used in digital music creation and manipulation;
  • be able to realise ideas for utilising sound and music in informational, artistic, educational and entertainment contexts; and
  • be able to appreciate and critically analyse sound and music in a range of contexts.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Appreciation and critical analysis of a range of historical and contemporary works utilising digital music creation and manipulation processes and techniques in a variety of contexts
  • Use of digital manipulation and creation processes and techniques in a range of contexts
  • Software and hardware used in digital music manipulation and creation processes and techniques

Special Resources

This subject is required to be taught using industry standard music technology software and hardware. At time of writing this is Room 205/ Building 21 in the School of Communication and Creative Industries.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.