53023 - Production Project 5 PR

Full Title:Production Project 5 PR
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:53023
Credits: 20
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module challenges students to proactively identify, seek out and make contact with Bands/Artists they would like to work, and collaborate with in order to develop, produce and subsequently capture, on record, the essential essence of the Band’s/Artist’s musical aspirations with a strong focus on originality and establishing a unique musical identity.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Carry out a thorough appraisal of the inherent musical aspirations, abilities and roles of influence within the ‘band’ context.
  2. Comprehensively apply a broad range of artistic and technical music production tools and techniques in the creation of an artist-centred, musically aspirational record.
  3. Articulate the melodies, harmonies, chord sequences, rhythmic patterns and expressions associated with the music production's sound objects and events in standard music notation form.
  4. Create a referenced and reflective artist statement demonstrating tangible links to own works, influences and production ambitions.
  5. Embed into the production meaningful creative expression and musical interpretation that relates to the lyrical content of the production.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Critical Analysis of the Band/Artist
The live performance, previously recorded demo material, getting to know the people behind the music, their aspirations, abilities, influences and roles of influence.
Production Perspectives
Technical competence, Artistic expression, Crafting high quality sounds and performances,
The Demo vs the Produced version
What to keep, what to replace, what to add. Analysing and evaluating the attributes of the demo, identifying the spirit of the music, preservation, enhancement.
The Artist Statement
Review of the purpose, structure, content.
Managing the documentation aspects of the project
Good sound engineering practices in terms of meta-data gathering and organising. keeping a reflective diary. Transposing musical ideas and performances into formal notation.
The importance and significance of the lyrics
Contextualizing sounds, musical parts and performances through interpretation of the lyrics. Changing the Lyrics, adding lyrics.
Becoming a 'Band' member
Cultivating a working relationship based on trust and mutual respect. Recognising and establishing boundaries with in the working relationship. 'Hands-on' musical interaction.
Commercially released Productions as reference material
Appreciation and awareness of 'commercial release' standard Music production attributes. The uniqueness/equivalence duailty.

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Written Report Critique the Band’s/Artist’s presentation of their original material from both the ‘live performance’ and ‘previously recorded demo’ perspectives, identify underlying constants and synthesize a profile of the Band/Artist. 1 10.00 0 0 Week 6 0
Portfolio Portfolio that details the journey of development at every stage of the production process/experience to the final mastered Mixes. 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 0 0 Week 28 0
Project Project focused on the thorough and extensive production of original music, in close and sustained collaboration with a Band or Artist, to a potentially releasable standard. 1,2,3,5 65.00 0 0 Week 28 0
Presentation A verbal presentation by each student of their most developed Artist Statement and how this links with and impacts on their completed production work for the module. 4 5.00 0 0 End of Year 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 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) A series of weekly workshops designed to demonsrate and explore aspects of the production project. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
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 7 Mandatory