Course Title: Music: Performance and Production

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Music: Performance and Production

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Tami Gadir

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9084

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of PERF2063 Music: People and Practices.


Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information:;ID=x94or0ccuu7k

Course Description

This course is a practical introduction to the craft of music production and performance. Within this studio, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in sound production, live music performance, concept development, event coordination and promotion. You will work both collaboratively and individually, drawing together your own strategies to confront these challenging and central aspects of music making and the global commercial music industries.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Utilise digital audio production software to create and edit music.
  • Plan, develop and manage small-scale music industry projects, including events.
  • Document and present your work and ideas to key stakeholders within industry networks.
  • Identify and evaluate the needs of diverse audiences.
  • Discuss the multi-skilled nature of music practice.

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Employ a body of theoretical knowledge and skills to respond to the multi-skilled and changing nature of music industry practices.
  • Analyse and evaluate music practices and theories in local, national and global communities and industry contexts.
  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and specific skills in media and communication, particularly in your discipline, in which to base your professional practice or future study.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Music Industry students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies:

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include essays, reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment Policy