Courses & Units

Tools, Techniques and Digital Audio FCA119



This is the second of three units designed to develop key practical and theoretical skills relating to the practice of music required for today’s creative musician. You will engage in a variety of learning environments and activities aimed at developing essential literacies through integrated music theory and musicianship training. You will also learn the applied principles of digital audio through the use of specialist software platforms and their application and connection to a variety of musical contexts.


Unit name Tools, Techniques and Digital Audio
Unit code FCA119
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music

Dr Damien Kingston

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and analyse increasingly complex harmonic, melodic and/or rhythmic materials.
  2. Construct and express harmonic, melodic and/or rhythmic material.
  3. Explain and apply use of digital audio tools.



Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100101 $993.0 $850.0 not applicable $2,445.0

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FCA120 Tools, Techniques and Sound

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

FCP102 , FCA105, FCA103


Teaching Pattern

Weekly Workshop (3 hours)


Task 1: Homework and Formative Assessments (40%)

Task 2: Theory Assignment (20%)

Task 3: Aural Assessment, 60 minutes (20%)

Task 4: Digital Audio Project (20%)

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