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.

Teaching

50%: Lecture
50%: Practical (Workshop)

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 24 hours of contact time and about 126 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: