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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) $1,110.75
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.
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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, 13-15, 17-18, 20-22
A2 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 9, 13-15, 17-18, 20-22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 18-22

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 10-12, 19
A2 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 10-12, 19

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 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Lecture

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