MUSC 330

Experimental Music

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – May 7, 2019

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course explores the techniques, theories and applications of experimental music by directly engaging the materials of sound and developing individual and group methods and practices for creating original performances, compositions and installations.

Learning outcomes


  • Understand and can articulate aesthetic, technical and critical principles and of experimental music.
  • Can combine original and ambient music and sound materials to create personal musical statements.
  • Can organize and systematize music and sound materials into experimental forms and expressions.
  • Gain a broader perspective from which to analyze, interpret and critique experimental music.
  • Know how to gather and produce a variety of music and sound materials.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.