The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course aims to develop students' conceptual and technical skills in the recording studio context. Through practical performance and production experiences in the recording studio students will gain the fundamental skills of sound engineering, enabling them to operate a small to medium sized recording system. The development of aural perception is a focus in addition to the fostering of professional and creative recording techniques.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Winter - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Analyse the techniques used in music production

2. Apply studio recording techniques

3. Demonstrate techniques in studio mixing and recording multi-track music

4. Work effectively in a team within a creative context

5. Create a multi-track studio recording to industry standards


Topics include:

  • history and theory of sound recording and production
  • studio based recording processes
  • post production workflows
  • studio microphone choices and techniques
  • surround sound techniques
  • acoustics and psychoacoustics

Assessment items

Practical Demonstration: Recording Flow Demonstration 25%

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Mix Analysis 35%

Project: Multi-track Recording, Editing, Mixing and Mastering Project 40%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 7