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Courses

UCSB's Online Schedule of Classes:

To search for a course at UCSB, or obtain a list of courses by department, use the online Schedule of Classes.

Current Schedule of Classes in MAT - Spring 2018

MAT Core Courses

Course
Day
Time
Location
Course Code

MAT 201A

Media Signal Processing

4 units

Instructor: K. Yerkes

TR
1-3pm
Elings Hall 2003
29959

Description

Basic concepts in digital signal and image processing (transforms, convolutions, etc.), filter design, image enhancement and coding, digital video.

MAT Elective Courses

Course
Day
Time
Location
Course Code

MAT 240A

Digital Audio Programming

4 units

Instructor: K. Yerkes

WF
12-2pm
Elings Hall 2809
29967

Description

A six-quarter practical programming course devoted to digital audio applications development. The emphasis is on learning to use current state-of-the-art programming methods, tools, and library APIs. Programming assignments are given in the C, C++, Java, Smalltalk and/or SuperCollider programming language. Topics: A. Using Commerical I/O APIs; B. Spectral Transformations; C. Spatial Sound Manipulation; D. Sound Synthesis Techniques; E. Multi-rate Control and Synchronization; F. Media Application Integration.

MAT 261E

Transvergence Projects

4 units

Instructor: M. Novak

W
2-5pm
Elings Hall 2615
29975

Description

Advanced projects course fusing all modalities of transvergence into implemented works embodying the Transmodal Continuum. Physical Worldmaking: addition of physical computing, spatial sensing, and digital fabrication to immersive, eversive, and locative Worldmaking. Worldmaking and phenomenology.

MAT 270B

Software Open Forum for the Development of Music Software

4 units

Instructor: C. Barlow

W
4-6:50pm
Music Bldg 1129
29983

Description

Software Open Forum involves the ongoing development by enrolled students of software for music composition and processing as directed by the instructor, to be eventually put on the MAT and Music Department websites for free downloading by students, faculty and others.

MAT 276IA

Direct Digital Synthesis - Processing and Composition

4 units

Instructor: J. Kuchera-Morin

TR
10-11:50pm
Elings 2809
29991

Description

First quarter of general purpose computing for computer music applications. Topics include: music synthesis using computer programs, and score input programs.

MAT 276LC / Music 109LC & 209LC

Digital Audio Montage

2 units

Instructor: C. Roads

M
3-4:50pm
Music 2215
30007

Description

Third quarter of a three-quarter sequence course concentrating on studio based composition.

MAT 276N / Music 109N & 209N

Special Topics in Electronic Music: Modular Synthesis

4 units

Instructor: C. Roads

F
4-5:50pm
Music 2215
30015

Description

Advanced topics in computer music composition, synthesis, and digital signal processing.

MAT 293

** Internship in Industry

1-4 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30023

Description

Special projects for selected students. Offered in conjunction with selected industrial and research under direct faculty supervision. Prior departmental approval required.

MAT 294CR

Presenting MAT Projects

1 unit

Instructor: M. Peljhan

T
4-6pm
Elings 2003
30031

Description

Students develop concise descriptions and practice mock presentations that will be critiqued by faculty and peers in preparation for public exhibition of their work. Emphasis on technical and aesthetic clarity.

MAT 299

Independent Study

4 units

Instructor: TBA

TBD
TBD
TBD
30049

Description

Independent research under the guidance of a faculty member in the department. Offers an opportunity to qualified students to undertake independent research or work in a group laboratory in digital media arts and technology.

MAT 502

Teaching in MAT

1-4 units

Instructor: TBD

TBD
TBD
TBD
30056

MAT 594C

Special Topics in Multimedia Engineering, Visual Arts or Electronic Music.

4 units

Instructor: C. Barlow

T
5-6:50pm
Music Bldg 1129
67975

Description

Special seminar in selected problems in multimedia engineering, visual arts, or electronic music.

MAT 594CE

CREATE Ensemble

1-4 units

Instructor: K. Yerkes

F
1:30-3:50pm
Music Bldg 0314
62356

Description

Hands on practical approach to composition, improvisation, critique, refinement, and research dedicated to live performance.

Open to laptops, new interfaces for artistic expression, audiovisual art, live coding, local and/or wide area networked performance, interactive dance, music for acoustic and electronic instruments, performance art, trans-categorical live performance, etc.

Prerequisite: graduate standing in MAT or Music or consent of instructor; students are expected to contribute some combination of technical development, composition, and/or performance skills. Optionally, take in conjunction with independent study for related research.

We will prepare one structured improvisation for the entire group and several smaller pieces according to our resources. Will discuss many potential venues on and off campus for events.

MAT 594P

Special Topics

1-4 units

Instructor: J. Kuchera-Morin

MW
10-11:50pm
Elings Hall 2809
30064

MAT 595M

Media Arts and Technology Seminar Series

1 unit

Instructor: M. Peljhan

M
1-2:30pm
ESB 2001
30080

Description

Special Seminars Focusing on Topics of Interest in Media Arts and Technology.

MAT 596

** Directed Research

2-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30098

MAT 597

** Individual Study, PhD exams

1-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30106

MAT 598

** MS Thesis/Project Research

1-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30114

MAT 599

** PhD Dissertation Preparation

1-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30122

Miscellaneous

M - Monday,  T - Tuesday,  W - Wednesday,  R - Thursday,  F - Friday.

Choose your electives from Art, Computer Science, ECE, and Music, then have them approved by the instructor.

Instructor Codes: C. Barlow (26), A. Cabrera (17), T. Höllerer (27), J. Kuchera-Morin (33), G. Legrady (09), M. Novak (03), M. Peljhan (11), C. Roads (08), M. Turk (04), Y. Visell (18), K. Yerkes (21).

** Requires Approval Codes. Please contact Ext. 2887 or via email: grad-assistant (at) mat.ucsb.edu.