Course Title: Develop sound design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5216

Course Title: Develop sound design

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Course Contact: Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Sound designers apply the skills and knowledge described in this unit. They work in live theatre, film, television and radio and are responsible for collaborating with other creative personnel to develop the overall sound or musical identity of productions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU16A Develop sound design


1. Interpret and confirm sound design brief

2. Breakdown the components of the sound design brief

3. Investigate and experiment with sound components for the
expression of ideas

4. Assess creative ideas

5. Develop the sound design

6. Evaluate the completed sound design

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks in this course include:
• Oral assessment (class talk)
• Practical assessment (mixing in pro tools)
• Visual assessment (observation of using equipment correctly)