The grade for this course is based on the completion of a single, semester-long project, whose topic is related to concatenative synthesis. The forms a project may take include (but are not limited to):
A project may be a solo effort, or may be a collaboration between several students.
A partial list of software tools that may be useful for the project:
Key milestones for the project appear below.
|Title||Due Date||Description||Percent of Grade|
|Project Abstract||March 1, 11:59 PM||A short (one or two page) description of the project. PDF or plain text format is fine -- please, no .doc files. Collaborative projects should include information on how the work will be split between team members. Email this abstract to the instructors (wessel [at] cnmat [dot] berkeley [dot] edu, lazzaro [at] eecs [dot] berkeley [dot] edu).||5 percent|
|Progress Report Presentation||March 23 in class||A 10-15 minute presentation to the class, describing the current status of the project. Group projects should share presentation duties between all members. Audio demos of work in progress is encouraged. Primary purpose of presentation is to solicit feedback from the audience.||15 percent|
|Final Presentation||May 4th in class||A final presentation to the class describing your finished project. If your project includes a compositional aspect, excerpts of the composition should be played during the presentation. Software projects should include a live demo. Nominal presentation time is 20 minutes, but can be longer if the project requires it (let us know in advance).||30 percent|
|Final Report||Monday May 8th, 11:59 PM||A final report describing the project: what you planned to do, how it turned out, lessons learned. Main body of the report should be a PDF file, and should be emailed to the instructors by the due date. In addition to the main body of the report, you may also submit supporting materials (examples: audio files for completed compositions, storyboards for a UI, a Quicktime movie showing a demo of a software application, etc). Send support materials as separate emails to the instructors, ideally as a ZIP archive (ZIP file must not exceed 10 MB -- break it up into a few smaller archives, or if possible put the file on a web server and send along a link).||50 percent|
You are free to propose a project topic of your own creation. Alternatively, you may choose one of the project ideas below (click on the link for a complete description).