Apple iMac workstations
Cardiff School of Music and Cardiff University have recently invested in a new £250,000 computer resource centre and lecture theatre on the ground floor of the Music Building.
The computer suite contains both Macintosh and PC computers all running the latest Sibelius notation software. There are also six dedicated Digital Audio Workstations which consist of six Apple iMacs each with full-size music keyboards and headphones.
Using the network
All School and Library computers are connected to the University network, and all students are registered for a University email address at enrolment. Introductory sessions on the Library and IT facilities are held for Year One Undergraduates within the first week of their first semester.
Computers are connected to laser printers and printing is paid for by the students through money they place on their network printing accounts.
The majority of the University campus is wi-fi enabled, including the Music building and the Music Library. The School can provide assistance with registering laptops on the network.
24-hour computer and printing access are available at the nearby Julian Hodge Study Centre.
In common with other University Schools, the School of Music and the Music Library run Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer) on all of their computers. The School of Music also carries software licences for Sibelius, Finale and Auralia and also Apple's iLife package, which includes iTunes and Garage Band.