Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
STT5012 Sound Making in Cinema Spring 3 0 3 8

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YAHYA BURAK TAMER
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi CEMAL BARKIN ENGİN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Recording Industry & Music Production is a survey of the music industry. It includes the various prominent commercial and regulatory organizations, and its developmental history and future directions. Specific issues covered in music production include record and music company operations, income generation and distribution models, and publishing technologies and trends. It also includes how ideas become songs and how the songs progress to recordings.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Describe basic concepts of music production
2. Introduce the music industry & its basic components
3. Introduce music production history.
4. Introduce major & independent record labels.
5. Introduce recording company departments
6. Describe album production process and production analysis.
7. Describe musical genres & their productions

Course Content

1st week: What is the music production? What are the basic concepts?
2nd week: History of music production, recording. Most important music producers.
3rd week: Music production & recording history in Turkey.
4th week: Major Music Labels.
5th week: Independent Music Labels
6th week: Recording Companies & Departments
7th week: Basic Music Styles & Their characteristics. Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Arabesque, etc...
8th week: Midterm, Basic Music Analysis
9th week: Production Analysis: Understand the artist's identity & the music.
10th week: Music & Lyrics Analysis 1: Form of the song, Melodic Construction, Arrangements
11th week: Music & Lyrics Analysis 2: Climax. Instruments & Vocal, Groove...
12th week: Guest Lecturer, Album Process, Legal Issues. Budget of an production
13th week: Visualization of an production; Video, Photograph & Graphic design.
14th week: Psychology of Production, Review.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation


Course Notes / Textbooks: Music Marketing. Editors: Mike King ISBN: 978-0-876-39098-6
Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools, Ray Izhaki
ISBN: 0240520688
The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, Bobby Owsinski
ISBN: 1598632515

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
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Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Have sufficient background and an ability to apply knowledge of music production and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve problems of sound technology. 1
2) Be able to define, formulate and solve problems by choosing and applying appropriate analysis and modelling techniques. 1
3) Have an ability to design or implement an existing design of a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints (realistic constraints may include economic, environmental, social, artistic, health and safety issues depending on the nature of specific design). 4
4) Be able to develop, choose, adapt and use innovative and up-to-date techniques, skills, information technologies, modern tools in the sound engineering domain. 2
5) Be able to design and conduct experiments, as well as to collect, analyse, and interpret relevant data, and use this information to improve designs. 2
6) Be able to function individually as well as to collaborate with others in multidisciplinary teams. 5
7) Be able to recognise the need for, and to engage in the life-long learning as well as a capacity to adapt to changes in the technological environment. 3
8) Have a consciousness of professional and ethical responsibilities as well as workers' health, environment and work safety. 5
9) Have the knowledge of business practices such as project, risk, management and an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovativeness, and sustainable development. 5