Studio Project

Module code: W3070
Level 6
30 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework

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.

Module learning outcomes

  • Critically account for and demonstrate, through written and presentation commentary, the role(s) of music in appropriate media through analysis and practical projects.
  • Demonstrate the acquisition of specialist skills in electronic music (digital and analogue sound manipulation).
  • Produce advanced studio musical composition (demonstrating creative flair, the ability to tailor compositional ideas to appropriate formats, large scale structural thinking).
  • Demonstrate a high degree of competence in using studio media in creative composition.