Module title: Production and Professional Practice

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

Module code: MUS10128
Module leader: David Hook
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture
Prerequisites

MUS09121 Recording Studio Theory and Practice 3

2018/9, 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: David Hook
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching and learning takes the following forms:

Two-hour classes will take place on a weekly basis. The content of these classes will be split between developing production techniques and making best use of resources to develop a professional online presence (LO’s 1, 2, 3 and 4).

Students will learn how to create a central online location utilising a Content Management System (CMS) with consideration given to blogging, bio, audio, contact information. In addition discussion will take place with regard to how to make use of social networking, online storage, audio and video platforms that link into the central online location LO’s (1, 2, 3 and 4).

Production classes will cover sound manipulation and production techniques, with consideration being given to specific techniques employed in genres such as hip-hop, bass music and dance music (LO’s 1 and 2).

Classes developing the CMS and social networking will take place in the Music Labs and will make use of online resources such as Word Press, Facebook, Twitter, Sound Cloud and YouTube (LO’s 3 and 4).


Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills

This module focuses on developing your external profile and further developing skills in production. Your employability is enhanced by the creation and management of your CMS and social network which can be used to promote and support your career after study. The combination of practice and theory will enable students to develop personal development plans which are well informed and realistic.

Assessment (formative and summative)

There are four assessments for this module:

Component One has two elements.

Element one takes place in week 8 of the module and contributes 30% of the overall mark. Students will present two contrasting pieces that they have produced to the examiners in the studio environment. The recordings will be presented in their stereo and multi-track format and accompanied by an explanation of what they were trying to achie

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 24
Face To Face Demonstration 1
Independent Learning Guided independent study 175
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 30 1,2 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 20 1,2,3 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 25 3,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Learning Log 25 3,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Over the course of the trimester, students will create a series of pieces utilising genre-specific production techniques. These recordings will be regularly peer-assessed and presented to the class for group discussion. Concurrently, students will be required to create a public-facing online presence from which to present their portfolio of recorded work and what they offer to potential clients. This will include a biography, portfolio of work, upload and download section and blog post. The major purpose of this module is to combine music production skills with good interpersonal skills and a working knowledge of online promotion and interaction

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module, you will be able to:

LO1: Integrate a range of production and recording techniques into the construction of a portfolio evidencing creative application of these production values.
LO2: Make effective use of effects and plugins for sound manipulation and appraise their advanced functions.
LO3: Create an online central location for your professional calling card utilising a suitable Content Management System (CMS) for publishing and blogging, linking this to social networking and online storage.
LO4: Critically reflect on the production techniques you develop and on the means by which your portfolio is integrated into your CMS

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