Course Title: Incorporate interactive technology into performance

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6104 Advanced Diploma of Sound Production

Course Title: Incorporate interactive technology into performance

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2011,
Term2 2012,
Term2 2013,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will learn the theory utilised in the fusion of music technology and music performance.  You will learn specific skills and requirements to develop and present technology-based interactive music performances using Ableton Live.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No pre-requisites or co requisites are required

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSMPF502A Incorporate interactive technology into performance


Element 1      Generate ideas for enhancing performances through the use of interactive technology

Element 2      Prepare interactive elements

Element 3      Integrate interactive elements into performances

Element 4      Review performances

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to work with the Ableton Live software and appropriate midi hardware to control Live’s parameters in the context of technology-based interactive music performances.
You will also gain understanding of how Live can work alongside other platforms such as Avid’s ProTools, Cockos Reaper or Propellerheads Reason.

Overview of Assessment

Assessments include a series of practical tasks and a written task.