Music Event Production Project - CMAT3060

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) Richard Perks checkmark-circle


Lectures throughout the module will discuss and analyse a range of music events, providing students with an understanding of both large-scale productions and smaller local events. The importance of planning all aspects (space, technical resources, staffing, marketing, finances, etc.) will be emphasised. In the second half of the module, students will be guided to create a fully-costed proposal and plan for an original event. Students will work in small group of between two to three students, and their project will be pitched to their fellow students and an academic panel in the summer term.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 22
Private Study Hours: 128
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Written Comparison (1,500 words) – 60%
Group presentation (15 minutes) – 40%

Reassessment methods


Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

Anderton, C., Dubber, A. and James, M. (2010). Understanding the Music Industry. London: Sage.
Harrison, A. (2014). Music: the Business. London: Virgin Books.
Kemp, C., Hill, I. and Upton, M. (2004). A Comparative Study of Crowd Behaviour at Two Major Music Events. Cambridge: Entertainment Technology Press.
Passman, D. (2014). All you Need to Know about the Music Business. New York: Simon & Schuster.
PINE. J. B and J.H.Gilmore. (1999). The Experience Economy: Work is Theatre & Every Business a Stage. Boston: Harvard.

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate an awareness of various case studies of music events;
2 Demonstrate an understanding of the resources and people required for an event that need to be planned, budgeted and managed;
3 Develop a proposal for an event that draws together the business and creative skills of the group members.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Be self-critical of work in progress, responding to the critical insights of others and investigating and assessing alternative methods and techniques;
2 Prioritise tasks and work efficiently on a project over a period of time;
3 Work effectively as part of a group, utilising interpersonal skills of communication, planning and evaluative interaction.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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