Australian Centre for the Arts and Technology 1994 Handbook Entries

 

The Australian Centre for the Arts and Technology (ACAT) was established in 1989 at the Institute of the Arts, Australian National University, with David Worrall as its founding Director. ACAT operated until 2003. The Handbook pages are reproduced here as a public record of the  Centre's highly successful educational program, widely considered to be both innovative and representative of world best practice at the time.

The 1994 Handbook was chosen because it contained both texts and references, a practice later disbanded in favour of short descriptions that were supplemented with detailed handouts to students enrolled in particular units.

A short Studio Report, presented to the 1995 Australian Computer Music Conference, provides some more of the details of the Centre, including the broad educational philosophy and the facilities available at the time.

[[Also available here are course and unit outlines for the Bachelor of Music degree in composition at the School of Music, Australian National University, which contain a substantial number of ACAT units.]]

 

ACAT building. ANU Campus 1994. A corner of the ACAT open workspace lab. 1994.

 

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