Music Production and Recording Practice I (MPR541)

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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Language of instruction

English, Norwegian


This course enhances music production and recordings skills and experience using practical projects and exercises. Students participate in group projects, as well as other assigned recordings.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 MPR541: 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 will possess knowledge of artistic practice, concept development and project management in relation to music production and recording.
  • Students can understand and can reflect upon artistic practice, concept development and project management, and can identify artistic and technical challenges in relation to music production and recording.


  • 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.
  • Student can communicate and discuss issues relating to music production and recording.


  • Students can manage complex situations that require creative solutions or modes of expression.
  • Students will take independent responsibility for their own professional development.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Students must be registered in the music production and recording program and have a bachelors degree and previous experience with music and recording.

Recommended prerequisites

Previous experience with digital audio workstation software.


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Portfolio of completed recordings and project reports at the end of the semester 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

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 complete a research project in the subject. Students are required to 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

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

Open for

Music Production and Recording - Graduate studies

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student 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 course 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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