Module title: Recording Theory & Practice 4

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

Module code: MUS09134
Module leader: Paul Ferguson
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture
Prerequisites

MUS08121
Recording Studio Theory & Practice 2
Avid Pro Tools 110

2019/0, Trimester 2, 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 (LOs 1, 2, 3).
Weekly classes are split between demonstration of techniques and concepts in the recording studio and practical activities to reinforce the conceptual aspects, which take place in the Music Lab. (LOs 1, 2, 3).
Throughout the module, you will work alone and in groups, organising your time in ways that best suit your needs and aspirations, and take account of availability of resources. (LOs 1, 2, 3).

Assessment (formative or summative)

There are two summative* assessments in this module:

• A practical assessment in which you will produce a surround mix. This contributes to 50% of the overall mark of the module. The skills gained for this assessment contribute to your realisation of Outcomes 1 and 2.
• A practical assessment in which you will produce a stereo dub to picture. This contributes to 50% of the overall mark of the module. The skills gained for 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

Research/ teaching linkages
Staff teaching on this module will draw on industry experience, being currently engaged in a range of creative, technical and academic practices in relation to the subject. These activities range from sound recor

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 Lecture 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1,2 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 50 3 14 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:

You will investigate techniques for synchronising music and sound to picture, looking at the evolution of picture technology and its application in a music environment. This will include study of synchronisation, linear and non-linear video, codecs and transcoding, spotting and manipulating tempi.

You will study the evolution of surround sound, analysing commercially available recordings and using a Digital Audio Workstation to mix in surround. A variety of audio formats and channel configurations will be studied, as well as considering different recognised perspectives in terms of what a surround sound mix should be.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Utilise music technology and relevant software to synchronise music and sound to picture
LO2: Combine technical ability with artistic input in operating a Digital Audio Workstation and associated resources to mix music in surround sound formats
LO3: Practically apply the skills required to dub a soundtrack to picture.

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