Course Title: Spatial Sound Composition and Diffusion

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Spatial Sound Composition and Diffusion

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PERF2052

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2012

PERF2052

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

PERF2053

City Campus

Postgraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2012

PERF2053

City Campus

Postgraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Jeffrey Hannam

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9785

Course Coordinator Email: jeffrey.hannam@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will provide a practice based learning context where you will explore spatial sound composition and diffusion practices, using the SIAL Sound Diffusion System. For performances, the system currently consists of 22 loudspeakers, with a smaller array installed in the Sound Studios for course activities, experiments and workshops.

On completing this course, you will have a broad understanding of sound diffusion practices and the technical requirements for composing a sound based work for diffusion using a multichannel system.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Participants in this course will:

  • develop practical skills and knowledge for production and presentations using spatial sound diffusion in a range of media, 
  • be able to prepare electroacoustic composition(s) and supporting documentation for public performance, 
  • be able to analyse, reflect and communicate concepts related to spatial sound composition and diffusion using digital media, in ‘sound-only’ and audio/visual contexts 
  • develop an understanding of, and practical skills for creating spatial sound diffusions that will enhance the listener experience in performance, installations and non-linear media formats such as games. 


Undergraduate Students

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • apply basic sound design skills and knowledge for spatial sound production and presentations using the spatial sound diffusion system,
  • prepare a two channel electroacoustic composition(s) and supporting documentation for public performance,
  • communicate concepts related to spatial sound composition and diffusion using digital media, in ‘sound-only’ and audio/visual contexts
  • apply basic sound design skills for creating a spatial sound work for diffusion.

Postgraduate Students

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • apply advanced sound design skills and techniques for spatial sound production and presentation using the spatial sound diffusion system,
  • prepare a multichannel electroacoustic composition(s) and supporting documentation for public performance,
  • analyse, reflect and communicate concepts related to spatial sound composition and diffusion using digital media, in ‘sound-only’ and audio/visual contexts
  • apply advanced spatial sound mapping techniques for creating a spatial sound work for diffusion.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is taught through the following learning activities: lectures, workshops, presentations, field recordings, site visits and sound diffusion activities. 
 


Overview of Learning Resources

 

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Course readings and software tools will be made available for you in class.

The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

 


Overview of Assessment

 

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes.

Assessment is through written work, technical design documentation, presentations, site visits and sound based project work.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment