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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU3.RECSEMS
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: HAIGH C Mrs (Music Record)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Semester 2.

Assessment Pattern

Class Presentation        (20% of total assessment)

Written Paper               (80% of total assessment), maximum word count 3,000 words. The system of citation described in the Departmental Citation Model is to be used to reference the paper.                        Submission due by noon on Friday of week 2.


The quality of the written paper, including its structure and presentation, forms the majority of the mark.  A small proportion is given for the quality of the class presentation, since some instruction and comment has been provided in this respect elsewhere in the Tonmeister Course.  It also allows for those who express themselves better in verbal form than in written form, but acknowledges that improvement in presentation techniques is not the principal aim of the module.


Because attendance at this module is compulsory, four marks may be deducted from your final module mark percentage total for each absence (or substantial late-coming or early leaving) which is not covered by a medical certificate. It is your responsibility to ensure that you sign the attendance register and to provide suitable evidence if you are absent for medical reasons.



Module Overview
HE1 and HE2 Recording Techniques / HE1 and HE2 Audio Engineering
Module Aims

This module aims to increase your familiarity with, and understanding of, specialised areas of operational audio engineering or sound recording which are not normally covered in the formal lecture modules.  It will also help you gain confidence in making formal presentations of your ideas to small groups of other people.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module, you should be able to:

·        Make seminar presentations in subjects related to recording techniques and audio engineering

·        Research independently an operational topic and present your ideas in a coherent form, both as a class presentation and as a written paper.


Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning

One two-hour session in each of weeks 1 and 2 of Semester 1, and one three-hour session in most weeks of the Semester 2.  Each session will have time for up to four individual seminars of approximately forty minutes each.  You will need to spend approximately 3-4 days preparing your presentation and writing the paper.  For the remainder, in which you take part as an audience member of the group, you will probably need to spend approximately 3-4 hours reading-up on the topic area to be covered.  Each presentation will be approx. 20-25 minutes long on an agreed subject, supported by a written paper (guide length 2,700 to 3,000 words).  A group discussion will follow each seminar, led by the tutor and the presenter of the paper, to which all students are expected to contribute, having familiarised themselves with the topic of the seminar.


A plenary meeting will be held towards the end of Semester 1, during which topics and presenters will be agreed.  The titles of these seminars will be published, and, to enable sensible debate in the second part of each seminar, each student is required to have undertaken some background reading in all of them.  You will be required to submit your paper in advance of the first presentation.


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