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MUSI332 Music Production 3

A detailed introduction to industry-standard sound reinforcement and recording technology. The skills taught will be of use to composers, songwriters, arrangers, and those interested in music production in the context of live sound reinforcement, as well as the professional recording studio environment.

This paper develops high-level skills in digital music production and studio recording. Students work independently to produce recordings in a range of environments, collaborating with performers and fellow production students to work across a variety of musical genres and disciplines. Students develop an understanding of their work as forms of practice-based research, and as such, this paper provides a bridge between lower-level music production courses, and subsequent papers, in which students work independently on projects of their own design.

Paper title Music Production 3
Paper code MUSI332
Subject Music
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,692.00

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MUSI 232
Schedule C
Arts and Music

Teaching staff

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

Teaching Arrangements

The paper is taught through weekly lectures and studio sessions, which include participation in supervised and self-directed recording sessions workshops.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course outline

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

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Explore soundscapes and sonic architectures while completing significant written coursework, including an exegesis of a substantial recording production
  • Have gained advanced knowledge of scholarly works in the area of studio production and will be able to view their recorded works within a greater sphere
  • Be able to write about the subject in an expository manner

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 9-13, 15-21


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-21