PRODUCTION AND SCORE STUDIES - 2017/8

Module code: TON2021

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

HAIGH C Mrs (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

W356

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 22

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework SCORE BASED PRODUCTION ASSIGNMENT 45%
Coursework NON-SCORE BASED PRODUCTION ASSIGNMENT 45%
Coursework CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT - ONLINE AURAL TRAINING 10%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None for Tonmeister students

Module overview

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

Module aims

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

Attributes Developed
Read and understand a score with confidence and fluency KCP
Identify performance errors using a musical score of different genres KC
Compare perceptively the relative merits of different performances KC
Mark up a musical score for post production using conventional notation KCP
Identify some approaches that might be taken when running a classical session KCP
Edit together takes to form a seamless whole and cohesive performance KCP
Interpret and follow a score of an improvised nature KCP
Identify and implement a workable production workflow in a broad variety of genres including overdubbed contexts KCP
Use creative editing in non-score contexts KCP
Critical listening skills PT
Problem solving T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content


Indicative content includes:


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
Addition of parts and arranging for pop production
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/listening


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 - Score based plotting and editing exercise (week 7)
Coursework 2 - Non-score based exercise (week 14)
Continuous assessment - online aural training exercises


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

Reading list for PRODUCTION AND SCORE STUDIES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/ton2021

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.