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Production Portfolio - MUS00063M

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  • Department: Music
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Jez Wells
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2018-19 to Summer Vacation 2018-19

Module aims

  • To further develop production skills, in a way tailored to individual students interests and aspirations.
  • To found a self-motivated and self/peer-reflective approach to development and improvement of skills and knowledge.
  • To encourage the conception, planning and execution of projects that make the best use of available resources to achieve a desired outcome.
  • To enable students to build a body of work that best represents their skills, understanding and interests.

Module learning outcomes

Subject Content:

  • Students should have a portfolio of work that demonstrates professional competence in production.
  • Students should be able to identify and acquire relevant new skills and knowledge in order to adapt to new tasks and modes of working.
  • Students should be able to conceive, plan and execute their own recording projects whilst ensuring a sufficient level of challenge.
  • Students should be able to present their work to peers and teaching staff, and to articulate its aims and objectives.
  • Students should be able to form expressible and useful descriptions and opinions of audio production artefacts in informal discussion fora as well as in more formal written responses.
  • Students should have an awareness of their own skills and how they relate to their aspirations, applicable to career planning and further skills development.


Academic and graduate skills:

  1. Autonomous task planning and implementation
  2. Ability to advance individual knowledge and understanding
  3. Initiative
  4. Problem solving
  5. Flexibility and adaptability
  6. Commitment and motivation
  7. Analytic skills
  8. Self-management
  9. Self-motivation
  10. Organisation and planning
  11. Lateral thinking
  12. Time management and prioritisation
  13. Engagement with the unfamiliar
  14. Independent learning
  15. Reviewing progress


Task Length % of module mark
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation
Audio portfolio
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation
Audio portfolio
N/A 100

Module feedback

Comments and breakdown of marks by the start of week 6 in the Summer period (term 4).

Indicative reading

Relevant texts from pre-requisite modules

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