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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Music Production Projects
    Subject Music
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MUSI 332
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    Teaching staff

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr Michael Holland
    Teaching Staff: Mr Hugh Harlow
    Dr Michael Holland
    Dr Maddy 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.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Develop the ability to identify, refine and explore research questions and objectives in practice-based research contexts
    • Understand the relationship between music production as a form of creative practice and other forms of academic research
    • 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
    • Develop the ability to frame creative outputs as forms of research in their own right
    • Develop an in-depth understanding of studio and live performance technologies
    • Develop self-confidence in the analysis and understanding of multimedia texts and the practices and processes used in their production
    • Become flexible and adaptable in the understanding and critiquing the relationship between humans and technology in creative music production contexts


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 14:00-15:50 29-35, 37-42


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 29-31, 33-35, 37-42
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