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The Music Producer: From Brass to Beats (MUSI30236)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMUSI30236
Semester 1
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This subject examines music production and the role of the music producer. It surveys the development of music production from early multi-track techniques to contemporary use of beats, loops and samples. Aspects of the function and crafting of sound elements will be examined in the context of enhancing or changing the intent of an existing song or piece of music. The subject is delivered in large group seminar format and will illuminate the fundamental principles of music production. It also provides the opportunity for group discussion of issues related to music production.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject students will:

  • exhibit extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of contemporary music production
  • acquire relevant knowledge, skills, discipline and ethics as they relate to the practising music producer
  • have reached a high level of achievement in problem solving and communication in a studio music production environment
  • be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
  • have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront typical music production problems

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will:

  • acquire the skills and knowledge required for the artistic and practical application of music production
  • learn how to identify and/or apply music production values within an existing song or piece of music
  • acquire knowledge of important music production approaches within the history of contemporary music
  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of the nature of music production
  • Be cognisant of the key craft elements of music production
  • Develop a practical appreciation of the role of the music producer in the creation or adaption of music

Last updated: 11 October 2019