COURSE SYLLABUS
SANTA FE UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PROGRAM
MUSI 3012-01: ACOUSTICS AND TUNING SYSTEMS
FALL 2015

COURSE INFORMATION
MUSI 3012-01: ACOUSTICS AND TUNING SYSTEMS
Day and Time: TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 1:10-3:00 PM
Building and Room: BEN 246
Website: http://www.feilding.net/sfuad/musi3012-01/html/index.htm

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION
Instructor: Charles Feilding
Office Location: Music Computer Lab (BEN 246)
Office Hours: 3.30-5.00 pm Tuesday and Thursday
Cell: 505-670-2554

TEXTBOOK
ACOUSTICS AND PSYCHOACOUSTICS (Howard and Angus)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the acoustical properties of sound and music, with particular emphasis on understanding the physics of sound, resonating systems, musical instruments, and sound reproduction . Acoustics studies the ways that music interacts with your environment, but “environment” is much more than studios and stages, it is also about people and experiences. For this purpose we will be bringing professional musicians/engineers/producers/session players from all over the world into the classroom via Skype teleconferencing. These sessions will be freeform Q&A moderated by the instructor. A basic introduction to psychoacoustics and tuning systems is included. Prerequisite: MUSI 1030 and 1031 or instructor permission. (4 credits)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The course will focus on understanding:

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

 

GRADING SCALE
A 100% - 90%
B 89% - 80%
C 79% - 70%
D 69% - 60%
F Below 60%

COURSE EXPECTATIONS/POLICIES

Attendance/Tardiness
100% class attendance is required and is critically important to your instructor and to your student colleagues. More than 1 absence will adversely affect your grade. More than 3 absences can result in you not receiving credit for the course. Tardiness is unacceptable and will also result in a lowering of your final grade. Bottom line: Attend every class in a timely manner.

Late Assignments/Make-Up Exams/Re-Submission of Work/Extra Credit
These will be dealt with on a case by case basis as long as your instructor has notice in advance by email or telephone. Advanced students who are willing to tutor a less advanced student may qualify for extra credit.

Electronic Devices
Cell phones, MP3 players, and other personal communication or entertainment devices are to be silenced or turned off, and not used or displayed during the class period, unless exceptions are made by the instructor. Laptop computers may be used with permission of the instructor. Cell phones may be used in the event of an emergency.

Accommodating Special Needs
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Santa Fe University of Art and Design makes every effort to provide appropriate accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Students may receive these accommodations if they contact their professor and register with Emily Powell, Director Academic Advising and Resource Center: 505.473.6570.

Ethics/Academic Integrity
Students are expected to exhibit academic honesty in the completion of all course assignments, exams, and activities. Cheating, fabrication, and plagiarism will not be tolerated. Incidences of academic dishonesty will be dealt with according to the Santa Fe University of Art and Design policy on academic integrity.

Emergency Class Cancellation
If an emergency arises in which class must be cancelled, a note will be posted on the classroom door informing students of the cancellation and related information. If a cancellation notice is not posted, students are expected to remain in the classroom until dismissed by a college representative. In the event of severe weather, students should listen to local radio/television announcements for information or check the Santa Fe University website: www.santafeuniversity.edu If the college is open, students are expected to attend class.


ASSIGNMENTS/EXAMS (Subject to Change)
Quizzes: 20%
Midterm: 25%
Final Exam: 25%
Attendance: 20%
Project: 10%