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MUSI334 Music Production Projects

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An advanced paper in practice-based studio production and research projects, including production for music performance, new media and recorded works.

Work in the recording studio as a producer is a particularly twenty-first century skill: one that is desirable and apt for many Music students, combining as it does expertise in recording technology and software, oral and written communication, and the ability to work as a creative liaison between composers/songwriters, performers, production teams, music venues, record labels, communities and other organisations and individuals.

Paper title Music Production Projects
Paper code MUSI334
Subject Music
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,692.00

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MUSI 332
Schedule C
Arts and Music

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Michael Holland
Teaching Staff: Dr John Egenes
Dr Michael Holland
Dr Madeleine Parkins-Craig

Paper Structure

A project-based paper where students work on production projects of their own devising (approved by staff).

Teaching Arrangements

The paper is taught through weekly student-led seminars and studio sessions, and students are also expected to work independently in the University's studio and lab facilities.


Textbooks are not required for this paper. All materials will be provided in class.

Course outline

Please contact the School of Performing Arts for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global Perspective, Interdisciplinary Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Communication, Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, Self-motivation, Research, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Develop an understanding of how technology is used in the music industry
  • Understand the relationship between creative practice and research and ways of applying theory and method to digital music and music technology
  • Develop an understanding of socio- and techno-cultural industry environments, within which their research exists
  • Generate a desire for independent and lifelong learning
  • Develop advanced competencies with a range of technologies and modes of music production
  • Understand the relationship between music production as a form of creative practice and other forms of academic research
  • Develop the ability to frame creative outputs as forms of research in their own right
  • Explore some of the critical and practical implications and limitations of such production
  • Produce texts and artefacts within such contexts and be able to discuss, using appropriate language, the critical aspects of both the production process and the final product
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of studio and live performance production technologies
  • Develop self-confidence in the analysis and understanding of multimedia texts and the software applications that are used to produce such texts
  • Develop student confidence and skills to enable them to pursue their creative ideas
  • Become flexible and adaptable in the understanding of digital music technology
  • Apply theoretical skills to the study of studio and live performance record production

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-40


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-40