Sound Recording and Production

Key information

Start date
End date
Year of study
Term 1
Module code
FHEQ Level
School of Arts & Department of Music

Module overview

This module combines practical and theoretical study. Classes will be taught primarily in the music recording studio, with content being a combination of lectures and practical work.

In addition to the studio equipment the module will make use of mobile recording equipment, the editing suite, live recording equipment and student’s own software/hardware.


  • This Module is capped at 12 places

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this module students will

  • Have an insight into the wide variety of different recording options and production methods with reference to the development of recording technology. Students will be encouraged to develop their analytical and listening skills through detailed study and analysis of recordings.
  • Develop the skills to produce a recording in a contemporary recording environment, taking the project through from the planning stage to mastering. Consideration will also be given to live sound, field recordings and low-tech recording options. Teaching will cover not only the technical aspects of Sound recording and production but also the personal and musical skills desirable in a sound engineer/producer.


  • Lectures: 2 hours per week

Method of assessment

  • 1,000-word report and recording session (worth 40% of marks)
  • 2,000-word report and recording session (worth 60%)


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