Module title: Recording Studio Theory & Practice 3

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS09121
Module leader: Paul Ferguson
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture
Prerequisites

Module code - MUS08123/MUS08124/MUS08125
Module title - Principal Study Instrument/Voice 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

2019/0, 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: Paul Ferguson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs

Teaching takes the form of weekly classes in the University’s recording studios and Music Labs. Throughout the module, you will work alone for long periods, organising your time in ways that best suit your needs and aspirations, and take account of availability of resources. Practise facilities will be available at the University throughout the period of this module.

Assessment (formative and summative)
There are two summative* assessments and one formative assessment in this module:

A practical mixing exercise in which you will complete a mix of a multi-track recording utilising the techniques and concepts covered in class. This contributes to 20% of the overall mark for the module. The skills gained from this assessment contribute to your realisation of Outcome 1

A practical assessment in which you will produce a stereo master of a studio recording (previously unmastered) of at least three minutes’ duration. This contributes to 40% of the overall mark of the module. The skills gained for this assessment contribute to your realisation of Outcome 2

An online industry-accredited Pro Tools 110 exam. This contributes to 40% of the overall mark for the module. The skills gained from this assessment contribute to your realisation of Outcome 3.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
As with most music modules, successful completion brings an enhancement of your employability skills. These are skills that are not immediately classifiable as musical, yet are equally important as they strengthen your professional potential; throughout this module you will call upon all of the following in varying amounts:

• evaluating your performance and that of others;
• using appropriate terminology and concepts;
• deploying time management skills;
• working in a team, including as leader
• deploying self-motivation skills in devising and maintaining a practise routine

Supporting equali

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 128
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 20 1 4 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Practical 40 2 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 40 3 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module extends your creative use of the recording environment through study of a range of specialised areas.

The module is split into three key sections: Mixing, Mastering and Pro Tools 110. Each section is taught through a combination of practical examples and theoretical discussion, with lab-based exercises to consolidate the information on a weekly basis.

On completion of each section of the module, an assessment takes place to demonstrate knowledge and practical application of the techniques covered.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to/will have:
LO1: Use a DAW and associated resources to mix complex multitrack recordings
LO2: Use a DAW and associated resources to master stereo recordings
LO3: Operate a Pro Tools system to AVID curriculum 100 level.

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