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MUSC8043 - Music & Technology 7

Title:Music & Technology 7
Long Title:Music & Technology 7
Module Code:MUSC8043
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2020/21 ( September 2020 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: HUGH MC CARTHY
Module Description: Advanced Recording Studio and Interactive Computer Music Applications. Exploration of advanced uses of DAWs including Mixing, Mastering, Post Production, and Audio for Video. Further use of programming environments and DAWs for sound design, live performance, installations, and alternative multi-channel arrangements.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Produce mastered audio and work in post-production of audio.
LO2 Skillfully demonstrate a variety of techniques for integrating audio with other media, including surround sound techniques and novel solutions.
LO3 Creatively use an audio programming environment as a control and/or synthesis environment for live performance or sound design.
LO4 Creatively integrate DAWs and several software packages to produce electroacoustic pieces.
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).

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.

Learners must be able to display work at the level of MUSC8042 -Music & Technology 6, or its equivalent, before enrolling in MUSC8043.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Recording Studio
Editing, Mixing, Mastering, Post Production, Surround sound, Audio with Video.
Audio Lab
Programming for Control and Synthesis, Composition for Live Electronics, Alternative Multi-Channel arrangements, Sound Design.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Proposal of idea for Audio Lab project. 3,4 5.0 Week 3
Presentation Proposal of idea for Recording Studio project 1,2 5.0 Week 3
Presentation In class progress assessments, Audio Lab 3,4 10.0 Week 7
Presentation In class progress assessments, Recording Studio 1,2 10.0 Week 7
Project Recording Studio project, Report, and Discussion 1,2 35.0 Sem End
Project Audio Lab project, Report, and Discussion 3,4 35.0 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 Recording Studio 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lab Audio lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project work 3.5 Every Week 3.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bob Katz 2014, Mastering Audio, Second Edition: The art and the science (Paperback), 3 Ed. [ISBN: 978-024081896]
  • David Sonnenschein 2002, Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema (Paperback) [ISBN: # ISBN-10: 0941188264]
  • Ken Greenebaum (Editor), Ronen Barzel (Editor) 2007, Audio Anecdotes III: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Digital Audio, A K Peters/CRC Press [ISBN: 978-1568812151]
  • Michael Paul Stavrou 2003, Mixing with your Mind: Closely Guarded Secrets of Sound Balance Engineering, Hyde Park Press Pty [ISBN: 978-064642875]
  • Nicolas Collins; illustrated by Simon Lonergan 2020, Handmade electronic music, Routledge [ISBN: 978-036721010]
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 7 Elective
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 7 Elective

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