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Sound Design (11134.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184528) - View

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From film to animation and games, sound is an essential part of modern media, yet its importance is often overshadowed by our heavy bias for visual media. In this unit we look at the theory and practice of sound in digital media. Working with modern audio tools and techniques we will develop the skills and knowledge that are needed for the creation, editing and integration of digital audio for stand-alone and mixed media works.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Creatively plan and produce soundscapes and soundtracks in response to a brief;

2. Apply technical skills to record, edit, mix and process sound;

3. Critique and apply principles and techniques of sound composition and design; and

4. Reflect on and analyse sound as a communicative medium.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 1 hour instruction, one 2 hour practical laboratory and 5 hours of technical exercises and readings per week.


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Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

7886 Sound Design and Production.

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