When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Jonathan Higgins
  • Course Code W22MPPK03A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Use sensors to create interactive installations and sculptures. There will be some contextual study of existing works to inform individual practice, while students will also be able to develop critical skills in the development of their own ideas.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic functions and features of Max such as "bangs", "messages", "floats", "integers" and "symbols"
  • Understand the basics human interaction with software
  • Control a Max "patch" using an external MIDI controller
  • Use software and hardware to build bespoke instruments and installations


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Online Practical workshops and hands-on experience Class discussion of listening assignments Taking notes during lectures and audio-visual presentations Individual projects

    Entry requirements

    Some experience of using Apple computers would be an advantage, but support during class will be given Some experience of using computer programming would be an advantage, but support during class will be given Basic computer skills, file management, etc.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The Max software we use can be downloaded at home for Mac or Windows computers and is available as a free trial

    What you need

    Pen and paper to take notes A USB memory stick to save your work Handouts and materials given by the tutor

    What you can do next

    Field Recording and Location Sound Sound Synthesis Sound Design Level 1