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Unit: Editing Sound and Image (8120)

Level: 1Credit Points: 3Contribution Band: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Availability in 2011: Not offered (Also available in: 2013, 2014, 2015)


    This unit introduces students to fundamental principles of sound and screen production and post-production, including screen grammar and image/sound relationships. It introduces a range of specific techniques include microphone operation, location sound recording, video camera operation and sound and image editing. This conceptual and practical material is illustrated by case studies of a wide range of media practices, including film, television and digital media.


    Assumed knowledge: Basic skills in computer and internet use.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit students will be able to: demonstrate a practical understanding of sound and video acquisition and editing; plan, develop and create media works using sound and video production; analyse and apply basic screen grammar and image/sound relationships; and, critically reflect on their own creative choices and techniques and those of their peers.

    Class Contact

    Up to three hours of class contact per week.

    Referenced Courses

    • 981AA Bachelor of Advertising and Marketing Communication
    • 987AA Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Journalism
    • 988AA Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Media Arts and Production
    • 991AA Bachelor of Arts in International Studies / Bachelor of Journalism
    • 992AA Bachelor of Arts in International Studies / Bachelor of Media Arts and Production
    • 998AA Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Media Arts and Production
    • 982AA Bachelor of Journalism
    • 996AA Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws
    • 985AA Bachelor of Media Arts and Production
    • 994AA Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Journalism
    • 689AA Bachelor of Sports Media
    • 837AA Bachelor of Sports Media/Bachelor of Laws
    • 952AA Diploma of Communication (Extended)

    Referenced Unit Sets

    • MJ0149 Major in Media Arts
    • MJ0090 Major in Media Arts and Scriptwriting
    • MN0107 Minor in Arts Foundation
    • MN0077 Minor in Media Arts

    Unit Level Key:

    • 1 - Offered in first year of course curriculum
    • 2 - Offered in second year of course curriculum
    • 3 - Offered in third year of course curriculum
    • 4 - Offered in fourth year of course curriculum
    • 5 - Offered in fifth year of course curriculum
    • G - Offered in graduate course curriculums
    • PG - Offered in postgraduate course curriculums
    • R - Offered in research course curriculums
    • H - Offered in honours course curriculums

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