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MUSI333 Electronic Music Production (Advanced)

Development of computer-based electronic music production skills and techniques using industry-standard software and equipment.

Ableton Live software is used to create, record, produce and perform music. Learn about both the linear and improvisational methods of producing electronic music in Ableton Live. This paper provides you with the knowledge to discover your own sound and develop it into a recognisable style.

Paper title Electronic Music Production (Advanced)
Paper code MUSI333
Subject Music
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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MUSI 132 and 18 200-level points
MUSI 233
Students who have not taken MUSI132 should demonstrate prior knowledge of Logic, Pro-Tools or Ableton before commencing the paper. Contact lecturer Mr David Harrison ( to arrange a demonstration.

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator and Teaching Staff: Mr David Harrison

Paper Structure

This paper covers Music Technology, Computer Based Production and Communication.

Teaching Arrangements
One 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour Music Computer Lab class per week.

Please contact the School of Performing Arts ( office for information on required readings.

Course outline

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

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

At both 200- and 300-level, students will learn skills in music sequencing and an understanding of modern sound creation and programming concepts. Furthermore, participants will understand the application of essential electronic music production concepts and skills. This will result in producing a release ready three-track EP with artwork, a ten minute presentation on a topic of your choice within the field of music production and an accompanying portfolio essay. At 300-level only, pedagogical approaches to electronic music research will be discussed in the form of an extended essay.

The paper is focused on the student's artistic identity as an electronic music producer.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 9-14, 16-22
A2 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 9-14, 16-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-14, 16-22