MD5322: Music Production

MD5322: Music Production

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Music Production
Module Code MD5322
Module Tutor Philip Reeder
School School of Media
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module requires students to build upon existing skills and practices in music production to produce audio recordings that consider the relationship of production and composition

Music production techniques will be implemented within studio environments and DAW platforms and further develop students with recording, engineering and mixing of musical performances and source material.

Indicative Syllabus

The module will develop music production techniques through the use of studio facilities and common production workflows. Workshops and lectures will focus on specific techniques for various instruments and develop production approaches from recording to finished song. Editing and programming techniques will develop composition strategies and arrangement concepts. Creative approaches to song construction will be built upon,  and mixing techniques will employ dynamic processing, FX manipulation, creative routing and mixdown methods. Mastering concepts and techniques will establish the ability to produce standardised broadcast quality audio

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. Produce work which demonstrates the ability to creatively apply musical concepts as audio recordings.

2. Employ production skills and techniques in DAW platforms and studio environments

3. Demonstrate work which is informed by, and contextualised within production values and considers the inter-relationship of composition and production.

4. Deploy effective use of resources and demonstrate efficient time management as an individual or as a group.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Portfolio: Individual, portfolio (Production Development Portfolio equivalent to 3000 words)
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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