Special topics in musical acoustics (theory)

Course Information
TitleΕιδικοί τομείς μουσικής ακουστικής (θεωρία) / Special topics in musical acoustics (theory)
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013925

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses745
Music CompositionElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΤΠ1001 Introduction to music technology / informatics
  • ΤΠ1002 Introduction to musical acoustics
Learning Outcomes
Before the completion of this course each student should be able to: 1. Understand and display knowledge on advanced topics of the physics of sound and waves, with a focus in music-related disciplines 2. Apply knowledge about these concepts into practical domains, and in solving problems, 3. Develop knowledge about related contemporary research methodology 4. Understand the value of interdisciplinary approaches in the study of music.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course reviews topics taught in the introductory course on Musical Acoustics and expands to more focused topics including: 1. Auditory Physiology & Psychoacoustics (perception of sound level,isophonic curves,loudness level, timbre perception, masking effect etc.) 2. Electroacoustics & Room Acoustics (A,B,C,D filters, sound absorption, absorption index of materials, reverberation time etc.) 3. Microphone characteristics (sensitivity, frequency response, directivity etc.).
Music, Acoustics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Instruction is largely based on IC technologies. There are several types of software which is used most of the time during the semester, such as: 1. Electronic presentation software (e.g. MS PowerPoint) 2. Software for simulating and visualizing wave phenomena (e.g. propagation of sound, room acoustics etc.). 3. Software for sound editing and analysis.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301
Written assigments371.2
Student Assessment
Evaluation of students is based on a review article which is prepared during the semester, along with a presentation of the selected topic performed in the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εγχειρίδιο Ακουστικής - Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 18548672
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