Music Production and Recording I (MPR503)

Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.


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Language of instruction

English, Norwegian


This course covers various aspects of music production and recording, including historic, current, and emerging techniques and technologies. Discussions will focus on cutting-edge developments. This course allows students to investigate current developments in music and sound, including music recording and production techniques/technology, live sound, and the music recording industry.

This course enhances music production and recording skills and experience using practical projects and exercises. Students participate in group projects, as well as other assignments. In addition to their own projects, students will work with a wide variety of concert and studio recordings, including classical, jazz, and other styles of music.

Learning outcome

Students completing MPR503: Music Production and Recording Practice I will have gained a variety of practical experience and advanced knowledge of music production and recording, enabling them to enhance their professional careers.

Knowledge and understanding

  • Students can understand and reflect upon artistic practice, concept development and project management, and can identify artistic and technical challenges in relation to music production and recording.


  • Students can communicate and discuss issues relating to music production.
  • Students will master music production-related methods, tools and modes of expression, and general skills relating to professional practices within music production and recording.
  • Students will evaluate and choose between the discipline's methods and tools, and propose new expressions and solution models based on artistic aesthetics.


  • Students can manage complex situations that require creative technical and artistic solutions.
  • Students can take independent responsibility for their own professional research and development.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended prerequisites

Previous education/experience in music and music production.


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Portfolio 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

Students are required to do an oral presentation of their individual project in music and sound supported with written documentation, references, and other relevant materials. Students are required to deliver a portfolio of their completed recordings and project reports at the end of the semester.

Coursework requirements

Students are required to attend lectures, participate in ongoing classroom discussions, and actively practice their music production and recording techniques by working with self-selected and assigned projects.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Mark William Drews

Study Adviser:

Lena Crosby Haug

Method of work

Individual study supported with individual guidance, group lectures, and master classes.

Guided and independent production and recording of concert and studio productions.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Music Production and Recording Research I (MPR501_1) 15
Music Production and Recording Practice I (MPR541_1) 15

Open for

Music Production and Recording - Graduate studies

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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