MUT-20014 - Digital Sampling
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective





All technical content / skills required will be covered in the lectures and workshops however students should have a basic level of previous experience with music production software (DAWs) and/or basic musical experience. If you are unsure whether you have the required background / skills for this module please contact the module convener.

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Description for 2024/25

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: 1
Identify and/or implement a variety of sampling tools, techniques and types within creative and theoretical situations: 1
Demonstrate an understanding of copyright law in relation to sampling practices, current case studies and repertoire situations involving case law: 1
Reflect critically upon repertoire involving sampling within contemporary times:

Study hours

24 hours of contact time, to include:
4 two-hour lectures
8 two-hours workshops
Independent study, 126 of private study and project work:
38 hours of preparation for workshops and tutorials
88 hours of preparation for the summative assessment

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Creative Brief weighted 100%
Production project employing a range of digital sampling techniques and processes accompanied by a report
A produced track, 3 minutes in length minimum, 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).