Full Title:Production Genres PR 2014
Module Code:MUSC M8084
Credits: 2.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to demonstrate through selected case studies the diversity and range of production genres. On completion of this module the student will have an understanding and appreciation of the various approaches taken by producers of contemporary music.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify and show awareness of Music Production lineage and genre diversity
  2. Differentiate between the styles and methods used by recognised leaders in Music Production.
  3. Critically evaluate the impact of technology on production approaches and aesthetics throughout recent decades.
  4. Deliver a Workshop to practically demonstrate selected music production genres.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Music Production historical development
Overview of how music production has developed over the decades from its earliest beginnings to modern day practices.
Music Production Styles and Methods Analysis
Extended listening analysis to a variety of production styles and methodologies.
Technologies influence on Music Production
Developments in Music Production practices brought about by the introduction of emerging technologies.
The producer as a creative participant
Producer's creative role and contributions to the production development.
The aesthetics of recorded sound
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
Essay Case study(2500 words) of a selected Producer's body of work. 1,2,3,4 85.00 0 0 Week 14 0
Presentation A mid semester presentation of the case study. 1,2 15.00 0 0 Week 6 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

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
Lecture Content Delivery 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 5.42 Every Week 5.42
Total Weekly Learner Workload 10.42
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Peter Tschmuck 2006, Creativity and innovation in the Music industry, Springer Netherlands
  • Moylan, William 2007, Understanding and crafting the mix : the art of recording, Focal Press London
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_MMPAR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in the Production of Music and Audio 6 Mandatory