Studio Project (W3070)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module is a combination of seminars and individual or small group supervision/tutorials for developing individual portfolio projects. Ensure that you complete reading and listening in time for each seminar, and build on this work by compiling your own bibliography and discography, relevant to your project. The module is delivered through a series of seminars, followed by tutorials to advise and assist on the development of your final project. The outcome of the module is an extended (five minute) studio composition either in the form of a sound file, interactive work using Max/MSP or Pure Data, or for example a soundtrack for games. The final portfolio should illuminate the relationship between the musical ideas, their development, and the studio techniques in your piece.


100%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Presentation)
70%: Practical (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 278 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: