MUSA228-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Audio Production

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


In this course students will learn how to create their own music and audio content in a music production studio, and prepare it for delivery on streaming or other web-based platforms.

In this course students will learn how to create their own music and audio content in a home studio. The course is aimed at anyone interested in honing their knowledge of music production using readily available tools. This might include (but is not limited to) podcasters or video bloggers looking to enhance the quality and impact of audio materials, singer songwriters who want to record and produce their own music, or bedroom producers who want to create their own tracks at home. Skills taught include advanced Digital Audio Workstation operation, studio recording and overdubbing, equalization and dynamics processing, editing, mixing, and preparing digital files for upload or delivery. The course will be taught using industry standard software and hardware, but the skills are transferable to any situation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Record, edit, and mix music and audio;
  • Use commonly available audio production software;
  • Understand fundamental principles of sound design in an applied context;
  • Acquire and configure free or low-cost audio tools and technologies.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.



Timetable Note

Lectures: Thursdays 16.00-18.00 @ A9
Labs: Tuesdays 11.00-12.00 @ FA225

Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
• 24 hours attending lectures
• 12 hours attending lab sessions
• 114 hours self-directed study

Course Coordinator

Reuben de Lautour


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Recording and Editing 15%
Monophonic Mix 20%
Creative Production 25%
Portfolio Track 40%

Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $916.00

International fee $4,488.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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All MUSA228 Occurrences

  • MUSA228-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023