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Study Block 2 – 20 Credits

This module enables students to initiate and execute a creative music production project, from pre-production to final mastered output.  The pre-production phase includes rehearsal, arrangement and project planning as well as technical preparation for recording.  The module then provides an environment in which to explore advanced recording and mixing techniques and students are required to select and provide a rationale for the approaches that they use.  The practical element of the module culminates in an introduction to audio mastering.   Alongside this practical focus is an ongoing enquiry into the changing role of the producer and as part of their final submission, students will provide a critical commentary on their work, which situates the decisions they have made within a broader historical context.