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%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: