Course Title: Recording Sound and Image: Technologies and Techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Recording Sound and Image: Technologies and Techniques

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015

Course Coordinator: Stephen Skok

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4015

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will explore how to capture industry quality sound and image through the application of a range of audio and image capture technologies and techniques. You will investigate the principles of sound production and image composition, and apply these principles to a range of productions.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • Work collaboratively to ensure projects are completed effectively and relevant networks are developed and utilised
  • Work independently, taking responsibility for self-management and learning
  • Solve problems effectively with initiative, creativity and consultation
  • Evaluate project processes and outcomes and identify areas for improvement 

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • explain the key principles of sound production and image composition
  • identify and analyse the sound and image requirements for a production, including acoustics and microphone selection, as well as lighting and composition
  • produce location based audio recordings, using a range of sound recording equipment
  • capture and compose moving images using a range of technologies
  • reflect on productions to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities may include classroom exercises, online, individual and group based activities. You will also be expected to undertake independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through access to necessary production equipment and our online systems.

All relevant course materials and lists of any suggested reading will be made available to you. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.
Assessment may include a range of activities such as, project work, in-class exercises and peer and self assessment.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
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.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced under ’Assesssment’ at: