The art of Alice: Adding a musical component

Debra L. Smarkusky, Sharon A. Toman

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This paper presents an interdisciplinary General Education course that introduces students to music and animation through the use of various software applications. Active learning exercises combined with knowledge of programming concepts and music theory provide students with a challenging and creative learning environment. By integrating "behind-the-scene" logical components that are required for animations with music theory and music composition concepts needed for background music and special sound effects, students are able to produce musical animations in an Alice World.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Alice Symposium, ALICE '09
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 Alice Symposium, ALICE '09 - Durham, NC, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2009Jun 17 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2009 Alice Symposium, ALICE '09


Other2009 Alice Symposium, ALICE '09
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDurham, NC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software


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