Media Production: Sound Production

Description

The course provides students with an education in the application and analysis of studio and location-based sound production techniques and skills applicable to radio production, video production, sound production, multimedia and other related communication operations. It examines the practices of producers, engineers and sound designers beginning with basic acoustics, microphone types and techniques, various applications of mixing desks and signal paths, and moves on to the importance of monitoring and mixing and the use of signal processors. The course applies this knowledge to stereo and multi-track recording and editing techniques using a variety of sound equipment including digital software programs for sound production. It develops knowledge skills and techniques applicable to a variety of storage formats and recording systems common to media practice.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Be able to apply understandings of communication to problems faced by professional practitioners in the field of sound production for the media;

2. Have enhanced their understanding of sound recording and post-production processes in professional aspects of sound production for the media;

3. Have developed a competent level of familiarity and operational proficiency with recording and sound production facilities.

Content

Topics covered include:

  1. Functions of producers, engineers and sound designers;
  2. Acoustics;
  3. Microphone type and usage;
  4. Mixing desks and signal paths;
  5. stereo and multitrack recording and editing techniques;
  6. Use of digital software for sound production;
  7. Recording on location and in studio environments;
  8. Monitoring and Mixing;
  9. Signal Processing;
  10. Storage formats and systems.
     

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): CMNS2340. Students who have successfully completed CMNS2340 are not eligible to enrol in CMNS1130.

Assumed Knowledge

CMNS1230 Foundations of Media Production.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Quiz

Project: Minor Projects 1 and 2

Project: Major Project

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Workshop: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory safety induction (equipment usage).

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 25 hour(s) per Term

2 hours per week for full term and 1 hour per week for 1 week