Course Title: Create a final sound balance

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5198

Course Title: Create a final sound balance

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 85.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2011

Course Contact: Program Administration Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254976/ 99254815

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Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to create a final sound balance for a production. Thorough understanding of a wide range of sound equipment and techniques for mixing and recording sound is required, along with the ability to supervise others, including engineers, sound mixers, sound editors and other studio technicians. The ability to solve problems that arise in the context of creating a final sound balance is essential.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU504A Create a final sound balance


Assess sound sources for simultaneous balance

Direct the final mix

Evaluate completed audio master

Identify creative and artistic possibilities

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge and skills to effectively complete a final sound mix / bounce in a multi-channel audio production environment for both stereo and surround sound productions.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of underpinning theoretical knowledge.
Assessment will be made through 4 tasks.
Students must achieve a satisfactory result for all 4 assessments to be deemed competent.
Resits will be allowed if possible, for a maximum score of competent