PORTFOLIO OF RECORDINGS - 2021/2
Module code: TON3013
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This module forms a one of the major specialisations of Level 6 and consists of two main components. You will have the opportunity to research an aspect of operational audio engineering or sound recording of your choice (presented as a recorded documentary), and to present this to the rest of the year so that colleagues learn from your findings. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills as recording engineers and present a compilation of the best of their recorded material.
Music and Media
HAIGH Caroline (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 45
ECTS Credits: 22.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: J931
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
• Level 4 Audio Engineering and Recording Techniques A & B • Level 5 Recording Techniques
The content of the seminar will be agreed between you and the module co-ordinator at the plenary sessions held during Semester 1.
The portfolio of recordings must contain:
- A large scale “classical” item recorded on location
- A classical item, edited and produced under studio session conditions.
- A multitracked “pop” recording.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||RECORDING TECHNIQUES SEMINAR||25|
|Coursework||PORTFOLIO OF WORK: A COMPILATION||75|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate excellence in recording and post-production skills in a variety of music genres; skills in researching, writing and presenting a paper or in researching, writing or making a documentary on an operational topic; and skills in answering questions on a technical topic in a coherent way.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Coursework 1 – Recording Techniques Seminar. A documentary with a guide length of 15 - 25 minutes. This will be submitted, and then played back to the rest of the cohort, followed by a question and answer session. (addresses learning outcomes 5-6).
- Coursework 2 – Portfolio of Recordings: A compilation of recordings, total running time 25-35 minutes (addresses learning outcomes 1-4).
There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in listening sessions, in tutorials during operational workshops, and following their presentations or playback of their documentaries.
Students will receive written feedback on their documentary, verbal feedback in operational workshops and listening sessions, and verbal feedback on their portfolio of recordings.
- Provide you with operational experience building on the previous parts of the course that is relevant to a career in the sound recording and broadcast industries
- Provide an opportunity to develop individual areas of operational interest and expertise
- Increase familiarity with, and understanding of, specialised areas of operational audio engineering and sound recording which are not normally covered in the formal lecture modules
- Help you gain confidence in making formal presentations and answering questions on their ideas to small groups
|001||Plan and manage a range of types of recording session||KCPT|
|002||Make recordings of speech and a range of genres of music to a high standard||KCP|
|003||Edit session recordings to a high standard to produce a documentary and a CD master||KCP|
|004||Assemble a compilation of a variety of musical styles applying good production standards||KCP|
|005||Research independently an operational topic and present ideas in a coherent form as a recorded documentary||KCT|
|006||Ask and answer questions in subjects related to recording techniques and audio engineering||KC|
|007||Demonstrate the outcome of research skills||T|
|008||Conduct group work during recordings||PT|
|009||Demonstrate leadership skills||PT|
|010||Demonstrate time management skills through management of recording projects||PT|
|011||Demonstrate person management skills through management of recording projects||PT|
|012||Demonstrate problem solving skills when undertaking recording projects||PT|
|013||Demonstrate self-directed learning when researching a Recording Techniques Seminar topic||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 16
Independent Study Hours: 403
Lecture Hours: 11
Seminar Hours: 16
Tutorial Hours: 4
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: develop your skills in audio recording and post-production techniques for the music recording and broadcast industries. It will also provide opportunities for discussion and debate.
The learning and teaching methods include:
• Two two-hour plenary sessions at the beginning of Semester 1.
• 16 hours of seminars during which each student will have their documentary played back.
• Three three-hour workshops run by visiting professionals.
• Eleven one hour listening sessions in small groups for formative feedback on recordings
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BSc (Hons)(CORE)||Year-long||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
|Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BMus (Hons)(CORE)||Year-long||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
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