Module Overview

Musicianship and Production

This module introduces, integrates and explores music theory strategies within the context of contemporary music production. Students will develop critical listening skills; discuss and develop musical vocabulary that encompasses both traditional western harmonic theory and modern music production terminology. Students will apply these concepts to their own creative practice, alongside researching appropriate practitioners. Exploiting these strategies will enhance the modern producer’s toolkit. 

Students are encouraged to engage with other students within the BIMM Community to develop the collaborative working skills necessary for the successful industry practitioner as part of the learning and assessment process.

Module Code

MUSG 1952

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Traditional music theory terminology


Composition and arrangement techniques


Communication skills within the professional working environment


Critical listening skills


Exploration of analytical listening


Sustainable professional practice


Basic pitch, interval and frequency identification


The module will be delivered in the onsite recording studio in a combined workshop/lecture format.  A range of teaching methods will be utilised to include, but not limited to, lectures, practical workshops and the use of VLE. Technical concepts and professional practices will be considered through formal lectures with audio visual support, tutor demonstrations, in-class practical tasks and assignments. Tutor and student led discussion, supported by independent study and group research, will provide a platform for exploring key concepts. Classes will be delivered by expert tutors, enhanced at strategic points in the academic calendar by guest lectures, co-delivered by expert industry practitioners, offering students a beneficial insight into real-world application of module content. Students will have to opportunity to both give and receive critical peer feedback to enhance their learning experience collaboratively.


The virtual learning environment (VLE) will act as a central hub where students can access course content, receive and offer peer feedback on their work, review class work through quizzes, and stay informed of important news related to the module.


Individual tutorials, available to all students, form an integral part of the module enabling focussed teaching and learning around key topics.


Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100