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MMED8020 - Studio Technology

Title:Studio Technology
Long Title:Studio Technology
Module Code:MMED8020
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Multimedia
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: ROSE MC GRATH
Module Author: HUGH MC CARTHY
Module Description: In this module students study the recording studio, its hardware and protocols, and creative, practical audio manipulation techniques.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use a variety studio technology, component interfaces and exchange formats
LO2 Analyse requirements of studio technology and workflow
LO3 Plan and manage studio equipment composition
LO4 Compose and Edit audio for video in surround sound formats
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
Music Technology 2
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
No Co Requisites listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Recording Studio Hardware
DAWs, Disused technology, Current trends in studio Hardware, Transfer protocols
Digital and Analogue Formats
Formats and standards relevant in studio technology
Analogue equipment, Field recording, Flash recording
Synching Audio to Video
Composing Audio for Videos
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation In class: Digital Audio Workstation software skills assessment 2,4 10.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation In class: Recording Studio equipment uses and setup assessment 2,3 10.0 Week 7
Project Mixed MIDI / Audio / Video Project 1,2,4 40.0 Week 12
Project Recording Project 1,2,3 40.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Software and hardware skills development 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lecture Studio management and examples 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project preparation and skills development 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Ken Greenebaum (Editor), Ronen Barzel (Editor) 2004, Audio Anecdotes [ISBN: 978-1568811048]
  • Ken Greenebaum (Editor), Ronen Barzel (Editor) 2004, Audio Anecdotes II: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Digital Audio [ISBN: 978-1568812144]
  • Robin Beauchamp 2013, Designing sound for animation, 2 Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 978-024082498]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HMMED_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 8 Elective
CR_HJDCC_9 Master of Arts in Journalism and Digital Content Creation 2 Elective

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