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MUSC7025 - Music & Technology 4

Title:Music & Technology 4
Long Title:Music & Technology 4
Module Code:MUSC7025
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: HUGH MC CARTHY
Module Description: Live Gig Sound Reinforcement. This module develops the understanding of Live Sound Equipment (Sound Engineering) and good practice in its operation, covering both digital and analogue setups for concerts and performances.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify and describe the ubiquitous equipment required for a standard PA system.
LO2 Explain Signal Path from source to processing to amplification.
LO3 Successfully produce the sound for a live event.
LO4 Display practical consideration of Health and Safety issues.
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

13192 MUSC7006 Music & Technology 3
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.
No incompatible modules listed
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

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Health & Safety
Health & Safety protocols for concerts and live events. Examination of H&S legislation in Ireland and Europe.
Signal Path
A thorough investigation of the path of the Audio Signal through a PA.
Setting up for Live Sound
Placement of mics for live sound. Placement of speakers for live sound. Using foldback. Avoiding feedback.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In class assessment covering the areas of basic equipment, signal path and health & safety 1,2,4 40.0 Week 9
Practical/Skills Evaluation Produce and sound engineer a Live Event 1,2,3,4 60.0 Week 12
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
Lecture Theory and Practices of Live Sound Reinforcement 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Practical Techniques 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • John Eargle, Chris Foreman, 2002, JBL Audio Engineering for Sound Reinforcement, JBL Pro Audio Publications [ISBN: 978-0634043550]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GPOPM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music 4 Mandatory
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 4 Elective
CR_GMUTE_9 Master of Arts in Music and Technology 2 Elective
CR_GMUST_9 Master of Science in Music and Technology 2 Elective

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