May 19, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue

MUSC 355 Introduction to Acoustics

College of Performing Arts

3 credits 45.0 hours
300 level undergraduate course

The course deals with the following topics: physical nature of sound; the reception and perception of sound; theories of consonance and dissonance; scales, tunings and temperaments; the acoustic properties of musical instruments, electronic instruments, and the voice; sound reinforcement; and environmental considerations, such as the design of concert halls, theaters, recording studios, and open spaces. A term paper, mid-term, and final examination are required.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or free elective requirement.