Courses & Units

Recording, Mixing and Mastering FCJ221



This unit further develops students understanding of recording technique and introduces specialist knowledge in mixing and mastering. Students will explore all stages of recording production from conception to delivery of a final product to market. Students will be introduced to applied practical techniques and processes in context of key artists, genres and technical developments. Students will be prepared for work as technical and creative music producers.


Unit name Recording, Mixing and Mastering
Unit code FCJ221
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music

Stewart Long

Teaching staff

Mr Stewart Long

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Adapt a wide range of recording , mixing and mastering techniques and concepts to realise new work.
  2. Communicate in a range of modes relative to context and audience using accepted professional music production language to analyse and adapt recording arts practices.
  3. Self- critique and exercise judgement and accountability as a mechanism to improve artistically and socially with respect to music production contexts and genres.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100101

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 90 minute lecture weekly

1 x 90 minute tutorial weekly


Task 1:  Audio Equipment and Aural Recognition (20%)

Task 2: Recording (20%)

Task 3: Mixing Assignment (20%)

Task 4: Mastering Assignment (20%)

Task 5: Research Project (20%)

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