Course Title: Develop sound design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5168

Course Title: Develop sound design

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 44.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2007

Course Contact: John Phillips

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4268

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This involves the following key elements

•    Identifying technical requirements for working with sound and vision
•    Identifying production requirements relevant to sound design including budget, artistic values and deadlines
•    Document sound design brief to determine content and duration of sound elements required
•    Investigation and experimentation of sound components for expression of ideas
•    Developing, implementing and mixing sound design ideas

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU16A Develop sound design


Assess creative ideas

Breakdown the components of the sound design

Develop the sound design

Evaluate the completed sound design

Interpret and confirm sound design

Investigate and experiment with sound components for the expression of ideas

Learning Outcomes

not applicable

Overview of Assessment

Assessments will involve:

*   Recording sound effects
*   Recording dialogue
*   Sound effects creation and manipulation
*   Editing sound effects & dialogue to picture
*   Producting music to picture, following client brief
*   Creating a music production schedule
*   Creating a music production budget