Course Title: Edit sound

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5350 Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Title: Edit sound

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 65

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020

Course Contact: Andrew Harrison

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4350

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will cover the skills and knowledge required to edit sound material to meet production requirements. This involves assessing the quality of source materials, preparing source materials for sound editing, making technically accurate sound edits, and applying sound effects to enhance the final product.

It applies to individuals who work as part of a production team to edit sound material for a range of productions. It also applies to individuals working in film and sound archives. Individuals work with minimal supervision and guidance, and may supervise others.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUASOU407 Edit sound


1. Prepare for sound editing

2. Edit complex sound sequences

3. Create overall sound context

4. Finalise editing operations

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit you will achieve an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to perform sound editing for screen based productions.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will include class based practical exercises and project work undertaken in the computer lab for submission.