Module title: Recording Studio Professional Practice & Accreditation

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

Module code: MUS10114
Module leader: Paul Ferguson
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture
Prerequisites

MUS09127 Recording Studio Theory & Practice 3
DigiDesign Pro Tools 110, entry by audition & portfolio

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 either in the form of lectures or activity based learning experiences in the University's recording studios and MIDI suites. 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 allowing you to experiment with concepts covered in class content. These activities are designed to allow realization of LO's 1 and 2

Research and Teaching Linkages

Lecturers who deliver the course are active training partners for the internationally recognized Pro Tools accreditation training. Lecturers regularly engage in research and development work within the Scottish recording industry so that the taught content of classes is relevant and up to date.

Assessment (formative and summative)
There are three summative* assessments in this module and all are contained within Component One:

- A practical assessment in week 12, in which you will run and produce a 30 minute recording session. You will be observed and assessed for your professional abilities. This contributes to 20% of the overall mark of the module. The skills gained for this assessment contribute to your realisation of Outcome 2.

- A practical assessment in week 14, in which you will be asked to perform a series of DAW-based tasks. You will be observed and assessed for your technical competence and professional abilities. This contributes to 30% of the overall mark of the module. The skills gained for this assessment contribute to your realisation of Outcome 2.

- The Digidesign 201/210 examination, taken online in week 15. The pass mark for certification is 90%. This contributes to 50% of the overall mark of the module. The skills gained for this assessment contribute to your realisat

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 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
Practical Skills Assessment 20 2 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 30 2 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 50 1 15 HOURS= 1, 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. In undertaking it, you will sit the assessments for Digidesign level 210 professional certification. This will entail paying a separate fee on top of the standard module fee.

Techniques and concepts to be studied and developed in this module include:

Digidesign 210 Exam:Control surfaces, recording and editing MIDI and audio, Loop recording and auditioning, Understanding timescale, Virtual instruments and plug-ins, automation, mixing - use of sends, returns, and plug-ins

Professionalism: Session management, timekeeping, problem-solving, Documenting a session, health and safety, interaction with client and producer.


Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Deploy recording, editing and mixing skills at Digidesign level 210 standard.
LO2: Maintain professional standards, conventions and attributes when undertaking a range of recprding
projects.

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