Course Title: Recording Sound and Image: Technologies and Techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Recording Sound and Image: Technologies and Techniques

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021


City Campus


515T Creative Industries


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023

Course Coordinator: Andrew Harrison

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4350

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 94.02.37

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with 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


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

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Media and Communication students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you met the course's learning outcomes. 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.