Media Production: Sound Production

Course code CMNS1130Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

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.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the school.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will:
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.
ContentTopics 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;
6. Recording on location and in studio environments;
8. Monitoring and Mixing;
9. Signal Processing;
10. Storage formats and systems.
Replacing Course(s)CMNS2370 Media Production: Sound
TransitionStudents who have passed CMNS2370 cannot count CMNS1130 for credit.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCMNS1230 Foundations of Media Production.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory safety induction (equipment usage).
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CMNS1130