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MUSONIC 2820 - Sound Design for Film II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Restriction: Priority is given to BMus and BCtveArts students but available to all students
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: MUSONIC 1000 or equivalent
Assumed Knowledge: Students must be fluent in use of a digital audio workstation; for example: ProTools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live etc.
Incompatible: MUSONIC 3820
Assessment: Project 30%, Portfolio 35%, Research paper (2000 words) 35%

This course will develop an understanding of sound design for film/video and its associated components such as: music, dialogue and voice, ambience and effects. This will be achieved by theoretically and practically exploring the concept of sound design through lectures, tutorials and workshops. In particular students will examine a range of topics, technologies and techniques such as: history of sound in film, composition, effects creation, mixing, production, sourcing and clearance, delivery, management and quality assurance; complete readings and listening/viewings; and perform practical exercises that promote investigative learning and research. The course has the following learning objectives: facilitate new understandings and exploratory approaches in sonic arts practice; extend knowledge and develop new artistic and technical skills in sound creation and design; and promote a learning process and reflexive skill set with regard to future practice, thus enabling students to adapt to the ever expanding and rapidly changing area of sonic arts and related areas of sound design.

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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20744 LE01 60 37 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 10am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20745 WR01 30 7 31 Jul - 11 Sep Friday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 406, Keyboard Suite
9 Oct - 16 Oct Friday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 406, Keyboard Suite