Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
students do not need any previous experience with the technology. All technical content / skills required will be covered in the lectures and workshops.
Are you curious about sampling in music and music production? Do you want to learn the practical skills to use sampling techniques effectively in your own music? Are you curious about the history and legacy of sampling? Do you know what you can and cannot sample in your own music making? This module opens up discussions on sample use and creative applications. You will learn and interact with software that encourages creativity with sound sampling, learning practical techniques and creating new music. You will consider the history, legacy and context of sampling, sampling technology and sampling techniques. You will assess a wide range of music genres, sampling types and discover landmark cases of legal rulings regarding music sampling that have shaped the way we work with samples.
To better understand the notion of digital sampling. To establish a foundation for practical and theoretical implementation of digital sampling techniques for future exploration at Level 6. To provide an introduction to the legal entities surrounding copyright law in relation to digital sampling for guidance and reference in future practical work.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of digital sampling practices currently in use: 1Identify and/or implement a variety of sampling tools, techniques and types within creative and theoretical situations: 1Demonstrate an understanding of copyright law in relation to sampling practices, current case studies and repertoire situations involving case law: 11Reflect critically upon repertoire involving sampling within contemporary times:
24 hours of contact time, to include: 4 two-hour lectures8 two-hours workshopsIndependent study:38 hours of preparation for workshops and tutorials88 hours of preparation for the summative assessment
1: Creative Brief weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
Production project employing a range of digital sampling techniques and processes accompanied by a reportA produced track, 4 minutes in length, employing a range of digital sampling techniques and processes covered in the module¿s workshops and lectures. The track should demonstrate creativity and technical skill when integrating sampled material into composition and production work.
In addition to the track, students will need to complete an accompanying report.
Accompanying report (1500 words). This should explain your track (and production process) including techniques, approaches, transformations, technicalities and aesthetic concerns arising from the process and demonstrate critical consideration of the wider field in relation their chosen approaches (such as reference tracks, artist influences, legalities, technical references etc).