Details for Music and Technology

Technology and music symbiotically impact one another.  Advances in one create or force advances in the other.   This subject spans both music for High School students and music in worship contexts to explore its intersections with technology.  Some of the technology explored includes PA systems, powered instruments, DAWs, aural training software, computer-aided notation software, audio and video recording software and related hardware

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MUS307
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton

Awards offering Music and Technology

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Evaluate technology that assists in the production, recording and distribution of music;
  2. Assess the potential uses for technology in music or worship teaching and training;
  3. Summarise various technologies that impact music or worship;
  4. Design a live musical or worship event from a technological perspective;

Subject Content

  • The history of music and technology
  • Answering the ‘why’
  • Music-related administration and technology
  • Sound and lights
  • Projection and video
  • Music performance
  • Recording audio and video
  • Distribution and marketing
  • Mediation and mediatisation
  • Ethics, technology and music
  • People, budgets, technology’s limitations and misuse

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Case Study (20%)
  • Video Recording (20%)
  • Multimedia Presentation (50%)
  • Forum Postings (10%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided