Current 2016/17 Module Catalogue

Module Details

Module Code:
TON2021
Module Provider:
Music and Media
Level:
HE2
Number of Credits:
15
Module Title:
PRODUCTION AND SCORE STUDIES
Module Co-ordinator:
 
 
ECTS Credits
7.5

Module Availability

Semester 1

Assessment Pattern

Assessment TypeUnit of AssessmentWeighting %
CourseworkScore Interpretation And Listening Assignment30
CourseworkScore Based Production Assignment30
CourseworkNon-Score Based Production Assignment30
CourseworkContinuous Assessment - Online Aural Training10

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Qualifying condition(s):

A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Module Overview

This module is intended to introduce and develop the skills needed in professional music
production of a variety of genres.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites

None for Tonmeister students

Module Aims

This module aims to:
  • provide the opportunity for improving aural skills
  • develop score reading skills
  • develop the interpersonal and practical skills needed for production of a variety of musical genres

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:
 
1. Read and understand a score with confidence and fluency (C,K,P)
2. Identify performance errors using a musical score of different genres (C, K)
3. Compare perceptively the relative merits of different performances (C,K)
4. Mark up a musical score for post production using conventional notation (C,K, P)
5. Identify some approaches that might be taken when running a classical session (C, K, P)
6. Edit together takes to form a seamless whole and cohesive performance (C,K,P)
7. Interpret and follow a score of an improvised nature (C,K,P)
8. Identify and implement a workable production workflow in a broad variety of genres
including overdubbed contexts (C,K,P)
9. Use creative editing in non-score contexts (C,K,P)
 
In addition, you will have demonstrated the following professional and transferable skills:
10. Critical listening skills (T, P)
11. Problem solving (T)
 
Key: C-Cognitive/

Module Content

Indicative content includes:
 
• Classical score reading and interpretation from different musical periods
• Use and interpretation of outline scores for improvised music
• Performance comparison and evaluation
• Recording session planning
• Recording session etiquette and decision making
• Post production workflow in different contexts
• Editing both using a score and by ear
• Aural training

Methods of Teaching/Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: develop your practical and critical listening skills and your abilities in score reading, production and post-production. Your aural skills will be developed through the regular use of a software-based training package.
 
The learning and teaching methods include:
 
• One two-hour lecture per week
• One hour per week aural training software to be used as tracked self study
• Workshops to include session observation
• Guided reading
 
The assessment strategy is designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop your abilities in core skills relating to production and score studies, and to demonstrate these skills by applying them to professionally-relevant tasks.
 
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
 
• Coursework 1 - Performance comparison and score interpretation (addresses learning outcomes 1-3)
• Coursework 2 - Score based plotting and editing exercise (addresses learning outcomes 4-7)
• Coursework 3 - Non-score based exercise (addresses learning outcome 7-9)
• Continuous assessment - online aural training exercises (addresses leaning outcome 2)
 
Formative assessment
 
Formative assessment in Aural skills will be given as part of the continuous assessment.
Formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials and during practical seminars.
 
Feedback
 
Written feedback will be given for all coursework assignments.

 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop your abilities in core skills relating to production and score studies, and to demonstrate  these  skills  by applying them to professionally-relevant tasks.

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

•      Coursework 1 - Performance comparison and score interpretation (addresses learning outcomes 1-3)

•      Coursework 2 - Score based plotting and editing exercise (addresses learning outcomes 4-7)

•      Coursework 3 - Non-score based exercise (addresses learning outcome 7-9)

•      Continuous assessment - online aural training exercises (addresses leaning outcome 2)

 

Formative  assessment

Formative  assessment  in  Aural  skills  will  be  given  as  part  of  the  continuous  assessment. Formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials and during practical seminars.

 

Feedback

Written feedback will be given for all coursework assignments.

Reading List

TON2021: PRODUCTION AND SCORE STUDIES

Last Updated

04 October 2016 by GODFREY L Miss (Qual. Enh. & S)