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133.155 Web Development, Social Media and the Cloud15 credits
In this course students gain creative and technical skills to develop, distribute and promote their own and the work of others. Web platforms, user centred design concepts, authoring tools, net personas and social identities are used to develop successful campaigns using online channels with an awareness of the issues and debates surrounding etiquette, copyright, civil rights and privacy.

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133.156 The Recorded Work15 credits
In this course students are introduced to a diverse range of traditional and contemporary music consumption models. Students work together in multidisciplinary groups, work across media platforms and utilise the recorded work as primary media demonstrating the protection of rights in relation to the cultural, social or economic nature of the project.

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133.157 Music Video Production15 credits
This course introduces creative and technical knowledge and understanding of industry standard digital video production tools and environments for preproduction processes such as storyboarding and animatics, production processes such as camera, lighting and sound and post-production processes of editing for creation of music-based video. Students explore basic music video analysis and apply theoretical concepts to music video production.

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133.158 The Musical Engagement 'Gig'15 credits
In this course students apply skills and practices employed for staging one-off localised music events. Students will explore social, cultural and economic roles and trends associated with early stage promotion of artists and music in New Zealand and Internationally. Multidisciplinary teams develop the musical 'set', manage venue logistics and technical staging.

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133.165 Music Publishing15 credits
In this course students explore through practice based learning a number of key concepts and debates concerning music publishing. Students gain a basic understanding of music rights, ownership, exploitation and infringement and explore tensions, conflict and challenges currently facing the music industry in New Zealand and internationally by new and emerging models associated with the digital economy.

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133.166 Music Label Development15 credits
In this course students explore the structures and practices of promoting and distributing popular music in New Zealand and internationally from DIY, independent and major label perspectives. Students will examine historic music industry models, the value of popular music as culture and commodity and question the opportunities new models of digital innovation are providing to artists and the industry.

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133.167 Live Music 115 credits
In this course students are introduced to creative strategies for managing and promoting a live music concert from the localised 'DIY' perspective. Students gain basic knowledge and understanding of planning, budgeting, rudimentary accounting, contracts, risk assessment, marketing, and evaluation for live music concerts. Students are also introduced to legislation relating to health and safety, working hours directives and licensing.

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133.175 Music Instrument Practice 115 credits
In this course students engage in development of their instrumental discipline. Through a combination of one-to-one, instrument specific and mixed ensemble groups students will be supported to achieve technical and artistic skill. Musical materials will be appropriate to the instrument representing a range of popular genres.

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133.176 Music Composition and Arrangement 115 credits
In this course students are introduced to the different approaches, elements, structures and techniques of composition and song writing. Through the exploration and analysis of a wide range of popular genres and histories students consider the relationship between musical and cultural form. Students will be introduced to music theory and keyboard skills to support the composition and arrangement of original works.

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133.177 Music Studio Production15 credits
In this course students are introduced to production techniques used in recording and mixing popular music and gain understanding of the properties of sound, studio equipment, signal paths, microphone placement, capturing musical performance, multi-track recording, mixing techniques including processing and effects and mastering. Students also apply creative processes as they gain practical knowledge of using DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations)

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133.185 Music and Sound Engineering15 credits
In this course students gain a theoretical understanding of the key concepts, techniques, and principles of sound. Technical and practical knowledge of sound recording and mixing covers analogue and digital signal processing, microphone workings and placement, monitoring, digital multi-track recording and editing, MIDI, dynamics, EQ and effects, stereo and 5.1 mixing techniques, sound to picture and mastering.

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133.186 Musical Interface and Interaction15 credits
In this course students are introduced to design and representation techniques for musical interaction. Study of historical and contemporary music interfaces builds knowledge and understanding of how performers and consumers interact with a range of music hardware and software. Students apply their knowledge and understanding to design new musical instruments, controllers, web and mobile music interfaces and experiences.

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133.187 Live Technologies - Sound and Light15 credits
In this course students gain a creative, technical and practical understanding of sound and lighting technologies and tools used to enhance live musical performance and apply various music technology related skills in the production of live music. Practical application of designing, planning, assessing, rigging and operating live music systems occurs within the constraints of a highly regulated health and safety conscious environment.

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133.190 Music Special Topic15 credits
This course focuses on a particular aspect or aspects of music. Offerings change from year to year and the course may not be offered in a particular year.

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133.255 Contemporary Musicology15 credits
In this course students are introduced to a number of established theoretical approaches and perspectives on contemporary musicology. Students are supported and encouraged to embark on an exploratory intellectual journey providing a context and critical framework for their practice and research.

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133.256 Music Media15 credits
In this course students examine a range of media platforms used by the music industry and the influential role that media, image and identity play in the success or failure of launching and sustaining music careers. Group work involves development of a music media campaign specific to genre and audience addressing the niche social, cultural and economic demographic.

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133.257 Philosophical Perspectives in Music15 credits
In this course students study a range of philosophical perspectives on the nature, purpose and value of music exploring theoretical positions to develop cognitive tools for the analysis of their own practice and research. Students are enabled to develop strategies of collaboration and communication within group environments and to employ reflective and analytical approaches formed through philosophy and critical theory.

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133.258 Music Touring15 credits
In this course students will gain and apply a wide range of skills and practices employed for music touring. Students will gain an understanding of national and international touring models involving booking multiple venues, support acts, technical and road logistics, wellbeing and communication, planning, management, promotion and merchandising. Students will gain practical experience through the promotion of a short tour.

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133.265 Artist Development15 credits
In this course students will examine the concept of Artist Development and its role in discovering, aligning and managing artists and content. Students will also examine the notion of Artist Development in relation to digital music distribution, considering issues of quality, the future of musical culture and product development practices and strategy in New Zealand and internationally.

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133.267 Live Music 215 credits
In this course students will gain knowledge of complex live music events such as tours and festivals. Students will gain a professional understanding of planning, financial and project management, raising capital, promotion, media purchasing and analytics. Students will also gain an understanding of risk assessment, event logistics and legal issues relating to health and safety, HR, licensing and contracts.

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133.275 Music Instrument Practice 215 credits
In this course students engage in intermediate level study of their instrumental discipline. Through a combination of one-to-one, instrument specific and mixed ensemble groups students are supported to gain a professional level of technical and artistic skill. Musical materials will be appropriate to the instrument representing a wide range of popular genres.

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133.276 Music Composition and Arrangement 215 credits
In this course students further develop song writing techniques, music theory and keyboard skills to support composition and arrangement for linear and non-linear media. Students also compose, arrange and record original sound and music works using a range of tools, technologies, systems, architectures and technical frameworks used for non-linear media platforms such as games, web and mobile media.

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133.285 Music Software Development 115 credits
In this course students gain a practical experience of working with object-orientated programming to develop a range of interactive, reactive and generative music applications. Students are also supported in practical workshops to interface with microcontrollers and a range of electronic input and output devices and developing creative ideas and designs into working prototypes music applications.

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133.286 Music Hardware and Electronics 115 credits
In this course students gain theoretical and practical experience of working with analogue and digital electronics applied to audio technology. Basic product design principles are applied to creative sound and music related projects using electronic components and circuitry and rapid prototyping tools and technologies.

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133.290 Music Special Topic15 credits
This course focuses on a particular aspect or aspects of music. Offerings change from year to year and the course may not be offered in a particular year.

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133.355 Political Economy, Freeconomy and Community15 credits
In this course students explore theoretical approaches to understanding music as a cultural form in relation to society, economy and technology. An investigation of the political economy of music forms a basis for analysis of their practice and research. Students are enabled to develop strategies of collaboration and communication within groups and to employ strategies of reflection and analysis.

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133.356 Graduate Portfolio Development15 credits
In this course students prepare for progression to postgraduate study or transition to industry in the development of an online portfolio managing processes advantageous to their graduate progression. Students also develop creative and organisational approaches to devising a range of strategies in developing professional networks and progression opportunities.

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133.365 The Music Manager15 credits
In this course students explore the music industry from the perspective of the music manager and examine their role in the contemporary music ecology and the wider associated creative ecology in New Zealand and internationally.

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133.366 Future Music15 credits
In this course students gain a knowledge and understanding of music future casting and will participate in a series of creative and predictive ideation workshops. Students engage with contrasting theories through key texts and case studies and develop a proposal for the future of music.

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133.367 Music Industry Major Project Pre-production15 credits
In this course students generate and evaluate innovative concepts for a music industry major project and carry out detailed investigation into planning and resourcing requirements along with analysis of cultural, social and economic values of the proposed project. Students work individually and as a team in and across major specialisms to agree the scope and roles of the proposed project.

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133.368 Music Industry Major Project30 credits
In this course students realise an ambitious major project by means of self-directed study under academic supervision and professional mentorship appropriate to their music industry major specialism. Students are required to work individually and in teams in and across majors displaying high levels of organisation demonstrating the culmination of creative, technical, critical and professional skills gained throughout the degree.

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133.375 Music Instrument Practice 315 credits
In this course students engage in advanced study of their instrumental discipline. Through a combination of one-to-one, instrument specific and mixed ensemble groups students are support in achieving an advanced level of technical and artistic skill. Musical materials will be delivered and appropriate to the students instrument and chosen genre(s).

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133.376 Music Composition and Arrangement 315 credits
In this course students develop musical understandings beyond the conventional and popular music forms. Students gain theoretical and critical concepts and techniques key to process and experimentation notating musical ideas through a diverse range of graphic and natural scores. Students extend their musical awareness by actively listening and responding in small improvisation groups supported by seminar discussions.

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133.377 Music Practice Major Project Pre-production15 credits
In this course students generate and evaluate innovative concepts for a music practice major project and carry out detailed investigation into planning and resourcing requirements along with analysis of cultural, social and economic values of the proposed project. Students work individually and as a team in and across major specialisms to agree the scope and roles of the proposed project.

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133.378 Music Practice Major Project30 credits
In this course students realise an ambitious major project by means of self-directed study under academic supervision and professional mentorship appropriate to their music practice major specialism. Students are required to work individually and in teams in and across majors displaying high levels of organisation demonstrating the culmination of creative, technical, critical and professional skills gained throughout the degree.

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133.385 Music Software Development 215 credits
In this course students extend their theoretical and practical knowledge of working with music software development applying user centred and interface development processes in the production of prototype music applications. Students are supported in gaining a technical knowledge of technologies and platforms for publishing and distributing software applications.

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133.386 Music Hardware and Electronics 215 credits
In this course students extend their theoretical and practical knowledge of working with analogue and digital electronics applied to audio technology. Students are supported in electronic and product development workshops in transforming their creative ideas into prototype products.

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133.387 Music Technology Major Project Pre-production15 credits
In this course students generate and evaluate innovative concepts for a music technology major project and carry out detailed investigation into planning and resourcing requirements along with analysis of cultural, social and economic values of the proposed project. Students work individually and as a team in and across major specialisms to agree the scope and roles of the proposed project.

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133.388 Music Technology Major Project30 credits
In this course students realise an ambitious major project by means of self-directed study under academic supervision and professional mentorship appropriate to their music technology major specialism. Students are required to work individually and in teams in and across majors displaying high levels of organisation demonstrating the culmination of creative, technical, critical and professional skills gained throughout the degree.

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133.390 Music Special Topic15 credits
This course focuses on a particular aspect or aspects of music. Offerings change from year to year and the course may not be offered in a particular year.

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133.800 MPhil Thesis120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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133.801 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 160 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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133.802 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 260 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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133.881 Thesis120 credits
Development of a research project which includes preparation for, and delivery of a performance. The research and performance components are to be mutually supportive in content.

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133.882 Thesis 120 Credit Part 160 credits
Development of a research project which includes preparation for, and delivery of a performance. The research and performance components are to be mutually supportive in content.

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133.883 Thesis 120 Credit Part 260 credits
Development of a research project which includes preparation for, and delivery of a performance. The research and performance components are to be mutually supportive in content.

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133.900 PhD Music120 credits
 

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