In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future,
The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.

- Eric Hoffer

Course Materials
ACAT 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.

Bachelor of Music 1994 Handbook entries
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.

Some Course Materials designed and taught by David Worrall

The Physics & Psychophysics of Sound and Music
An undergraduate study site for music, psychology and physics for a basic understanding.
 (not updated since 2000).

Design Structures

A multifaceted course in exploring mathematical and iterative ideas using sonification and visualisation techniques. (awaiting upload).
    A paper describing the approach can be found in Worrall, David 1996. Studies in metamusical methods. Organised Sound, Volume 1, Number 3 Cambridge University Press,  Pages 181-192. [also available online].

    In reviewing this course, Professor Leigh Landy of DeMontford University in the UK said:

Fortunately there are indictions that a growing number of people from science and arts backgrounds are thinking in interdisciplinary ways, .... An excellent example of the science-arts approach can be found in David Worrall's (1996) discussion of his course in design structures. Not only does he cross the audiovisual border with ease, he combines influences from mathematics, philosophy, history, and cultural studies, and calls upon technological and scientific paradigms.
 Landy, L. 2007. Understanding the Art of Sound Organisation.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Page 225.

    One example module for the Design Structures course is a study site for creative artists interested in using Lyndenmeyer Systems (Lsystems) for algorithmic composition.
Other modules will be uploaded as time permits.

Discussion papers for composers

(awaiting upload)

Trading and Investing in the Capital Markets

Course Materials for two courses, Systematic Market Trading and The Share Market for Busy People, are available on another website:
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