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MUSI432 Studio Production

Popular music performance and creation as an amalgamation of advanced instrumental technique, composition, arrangement and technological skills.

Students explore all facets of the recording process, acting as producers for their own finished recording projects.

Paper title Studio Production
Paper code MUSI432
Subject Music
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,001.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $15,872.00

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MUSI 232 and one of MUSI 331, MUSI 341, MUSI 345, MUSI 346 (passed with a grade of at least B+)
Limited to
MusB(Hons), PGDipMus
MUSI 331, 341, 345 or 346 must be passed with a grade of at least B+.
400-level papers are normally available to students enrolled in a MusB(Hons), BA(Hons), PGDip(Mus) and PGDip(Arts) only. If in doubt as to your eligibility to take a 400-level paper, see Peter Adams (

Not all 400-level papers will necessarily be offered in every year. Usually three 20-point, 400-level papers only will be offered - usually MUSI 403, 407 and 442. Students interested in an internship project may be eligible to take HUMS 401 Internship Practicum as a 20-point paper.

Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr John Egenes
Teaching Staff: Dr John Egenes and Mike Holland
Paper Structure

This paper covers Studio Production, Music Technology and Production as Research. Please contact the School of Performing Arts office ( for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture and one 2-hour Music Computer lab class per week.

Course reader

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
  • The student will experience, first-hand, the role of producer in a full-length recording project with multiple tracks.
  • Recording techniques and production techniques (personnel, studio, artistic and time management) are experienced.
  • The student will have gained an in-depth study of studio production, resulting in the writing of an exegesis tied to the audio production.

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system