Core Module Information
Module title: Music Technologies: Making Music with Technology

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS07142
Module leader: Andrew Samson
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

By studying this module you will develop an introductory level of competence in the use of industry standard music software to create, record and mix music. By exploring creative projects in two different Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), you will develop transferable skills and knowledge that can be applied to other DAWs, including those taught, and those which are not taught, in subsequent modules on the programme. The module is highly practical and provides the opportunity to examine typical workflows, practice skills and techniques, and apply knowledge in order to build your confidence in the use of the DAWs covered in this module. Over the course of the module, you will gain an appreciation of topics including file management and workflow; MIDI sequencing, quantizing and editing; arrangement; region/clip and track based automation parameters; MIDI effects, Apple Loops and sampling; audio recording, editing and manipulation of MIDI and Audio; effects plugins and software instruments; efficient session management and music for picture, responses to which will form the basis for formative and summative assessments.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Operate Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) for music creation
LO2: Demonstrate skills and techniques in capturing, editing and mixing multitrack recordings
LO3: Demonstrate the application of a range of skills and techniques in sampling and the use of software instruments

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Dave Hook
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 168
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1, 2,3 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Practical 50 1, 2, 3 31 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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