Studio and Live Engineering (W3095)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module builds on fundamental principles established in Studio Recording (a prerequisite for taking this module) and Music Production at level four. It aims to further develop your understanding of the studio and related recording and engineering environments.

Through engagement with contemporary and historical practices, and critical and contextual exploration of the subject area, you will consider advanced approaches to:

  • mixing
  • mastering
  • dynamics processing.

You will work in and out of the box with a view to develop a professional workflow. You also develop engineering skills outside of the studio environment through recording and live sound engineering – establishing transferable skills in an ever developing engineering and production industry.


50%: Lecture
50%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 24 hours of contact time and 126 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.