The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


Explores the creative and technical aspects, aesthetics, and psychology of combining sound design and music for use with film, video, VR and other visual media. The course examines the interaction of sound and vision in a collaborative creative performance project that combines visual media and original music.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify and analyse a range of diverse applications of sound in visual media.

2. Recognise the terminology and aesthetics associated with film and multimedia production.

3. Implement technical skills of music creation, synchronisation and editing in creative projects.

4. Plan and produce a creative project with an intended audio-visual application.

5. Collaborate with co-workers.


Course content will include:

  • examples of music performance, sound and visual media
  • elements of music sound and image interaction
  • skills for multimedia production
  • interplay between music performance, sound and vision
  • creative and technical skills in multimedia production

Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Sound Design Study 35%

Proposal / Plan: Proposal of Audiovisual Project 25%

Project: Production of Music Video 40%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 7