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MUSI432 Studio Production

A major practice-based research project, involving music production as the amalgamation of advanced arrangement, recording, editing, and audio mixing skills and techniques.

Paper title Studio Production
Paper code MUSI432
Subject Music
EFTS 0.5
Points 60 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,045.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $16,348.00

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MUSI 332 or MUSI 334
Limited to
MusB(Hons), PGDipMus
MUSI331, MUSI341, MUSI345 or MUSI346 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 Michael Holland
Teaching Staff: Dr Michael Holland
Dr Madeleine Parkins-Craig

Paper Structure

This paper covers Studio Production, Music Technology and Production as Research.

Teaching Arrangements

The paper is taught through a combination of attendance at weekly student-led seminars, and supervision of in-studio and written work.


Course reader

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, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Experience, first-hand, the role of producer in a full-length recording project with multiple tracks
  • Experience recording techniques and production techniques (personnel, studio, artistic and time management)
  • Gain 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