Full Title:Production Project 3 PR 2014
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MUSC M8083
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module aims to offer the student the opportunity to carry out a comprehensive reflection on a 'production in progress' with the intention of bringing about refinement and development through a thorough review of individual, and collective, sounds and performances. In addition, the student is offered the opportunity to implement, new creative elements as an entry point into establishing a personal signature for the Production. Refinement continues to advance by way of greater focus placed on the manner in which the production is presented as an evaluation mix.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Critically evaluate the materials and performances of a 'Production in Progress' that includes the full compliment of instruments and voices of a typical Pop/Rock Band. Subsequently refine these aspects of the production through the application of extensive editing strategies and assistive software.
  2. Creatively influence the sound of a production through the incorporation of novel, bespoke audio textures and performances.
  3. Give informed consideration of the possibility of enhanced development through the gathering and assessing of peer review feedback of the 'finished' track presented in its evaluation mix state.
  4. Examine their own thinking behind their approach to production and reflect this within a concise 'Artist Statement'

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Clear projection of concepts, ideas and intentions, fostering an effective and creative working environment, the significance of appropriate Cue mixes.
Analysing Sounds and Performances
Analysing sounds and performances through active listening, the technical and the artistic perspectives. Managing multiple takes, making artistic decisions and comp’ing strategies.
Putting a value on the various sonic and performance materials, approaches to bringing about improvements (editing, comping, tuning, re-recording), leaving well enough alone, building a performance 'corner stone'.
Devising a 'staged' approach to development
Prioritising development, addressing the weakest links, securing the rhythmic foundation, consideration of the impact of production development sequencing.
Implementation and evaluation for improvement
Implementing the production development strategy, Time allocation budgets, time in studio, time in DAW, time listening
Creative Input
Putting your stamp on the sound of the Production, inherent points of reference, life reflected in art, creation, innovation, design, avenues of sonic exploration, accidental discoveries, linking themed ideas to sonic expression.
The Evaluation Mix
The 'draft' mix vs the 'evaluation' mix, the role of each, representing the essence of the production vision.
Peer Review
An introduction to the process, the intended benefits and a guide as to how to conduct, document and reflect on same.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project An in depth review of a previous Production to identify issues relating to timing, arrangement, pattern recognition and general intonation. This is followed by the implementation of extensive DAW based editing and possible 'part' replacement in order to enhance production value. 1 25.00 0 0 Week 6 0
Other Writing an Artist Statement using approximately 200 words. None 5.00 0 0 Week 10 0
Reflective Journal A comprehensive account of the critique of the 'Production in Progress' and the manner in which improvements, and enhancements, have been firstly formulated and subsequently implemented across the breadth and scope of the Production's materials and performances. This element of the assessment is to include the 'peer' review component and any actions taken as a result. 1,2,3 25.00 0 0 Sem 1 End 0
Project A production project that is informed by and builds on previous production activities incorporating elements of pattern recognition and production enhancing techniques. This project also sees the introduction of a production oriented creative component. 1,2 45.00 0 0 Week 14 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Directed Reading No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Independent Study No Description 6.84 Every Week 6.84
Total Weekly Learner Workload 18.84
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
This module does not have any book resources
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
DK_MMPAR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in the Production of Music and Audio 5 Mandatory