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Sound Design and Production (7886.6)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


  • UC - TAFE Queensland, Coomera
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 Semester 2     (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS
  • UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 Semester 2 Mr   Rafe   SHOLER (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQG-CO (191860) - View
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  • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (178703) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (178702) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (165471) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (165123) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (162944) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (139850) - View

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Sound is a crucial element in all forms of media production. This unit introduces fundamental principles and practices of sound design and production. Students gain an understanding of sound recording, editing, mixing and processing, and principles of, and approaches to, sound composition and design. Students will gain an understanding of the communicative capacities of sound, and apply this understanding in the creative production of soundscape (sound alone) and soundtrack (sound for image). Key areas of conceptual concern include auditory perception and ways of listening, meaning and narrative, sound and image, and sound genres and cultures.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Effectively record, edit, mix and process sound;

2. Creatively plan and produce soundscape and soundtrack in response to a brief;

3. Reflect on, analyse and apply sound as a communicative medium; and

4. Understand and apply principles of sound composition and design.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to three hours of class contact per week.





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