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MUSI132 Music Production 1

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An introduction to the technology of music, including computers and music software, sequencing, editing and recording techniques.

An introduction to essential technological skills and concepts for all musicians or music enthusiasts (no prior musical knowledge is assumed or required).

The paper introduces students to a range of music hardware and software, and develops skills in sequencing, mixing, audio recording and live sound. The paper also introduces students to the critical examination of the technology of music, examining the significance of recent and historical developments from a range of perspectives. The paper is taught through weekly lectures and computer lab sessions, which include attendance at studio sessions and live sound workshops.

Paper title Music Production 1
Paper code MUSI132
Subject Music
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,692.00

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Michael Holland
Teaching Staff: Dr Michael Holland
David Harrison
Dr John Egenes

Teaching Arrangements
Lectures are in University lecture theatres for one hour. All other classes are held in the Music Computer Lab, and students are streamed into one tutorial per week.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course outline

Please contact the School of Performing Arts (spa@otago.ac.nz) office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Be introduced to DAW (digital audio workstation) software, with an emphasis upon research and the gathering of scholarly information and resources
  • Learn terminology of music technology, along with basic editing, mixing and production approaches and techniques
  • Have a strong technical and theoretical foundation on which to build future studio production research and technique

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-21
A2 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-21

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-21

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-40
A2 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-40

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-40

An introduction to the technology of music, including computers and music software, sequencing, editing and recording techniques.

An introduction to essential technological skills and concepts for all musicians or music enthusiasts (no prior musical knowledge is assumed or required).

The paper introduces students to a range of music hardware and software, and develops skills in sequencing, mixing, audio recording and live sound. The paper also introduces students to the critical examination of the technology of music, examining the significance of recent and historical developments from a range of perspectives. The paper is taught through weekly lectures and computer lab sessions, which include attendance at studio sessions and live sound workshops.

Paper title Music Production 1
Paper code MUSI132
Subject Music
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Michael Holland
Teaching Staff: Dr Michael Holland
Mr Hugh Harlow
Mr David Harrison

Teaching Arrangements

This paper is delivered through a mixture of lectures, studio sessions and computer labs. Students can expect to attend two classes per week.

Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course outline

Please contact the School of Performing Arts (spa@otago.ac.nz) office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Develop skills in communication through music production projects and reflective analysis
  • Increase their ability to apply skills in acquiring, organising, analysing, evaluating and presenting information through digital-based activities
  • Build capacity for self-directed activity and the ability to work independently
  • Be introduced to a range of DAW (digital audio workstation) software
  • Learn key concepts in music production, including basic synthesis, sequencing, sampling and audio mixing skills
  • Develop a basic understanding of music production processes
  • Reflect critically on their own production work, and identify areas for further development

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 9-11, 14-15, 19-22
A2 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 9-11, 14-15, 19-22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 18-21

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 12-13, 17-18
A2 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 12-13, 17-18

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-40
A2 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-40

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41