Course Title: Develop sound designs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5216

Course Title: Develop sound designs

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2012,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop sound designs from production briefs. Thorough understanding of the physical nature of sound is essential, along with research and creative-thinking skills to develop a range of options in response to design briefs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU501A Develop sound designs


1. Interpret and confirm sound design briefs

2. Break down components of sound design briefs

3. Experiment with sound components to express ideas

4. Assess creative ideas

5. Design sound elements

6. Evaluate completed sound designs

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have developed skills and knowledge required to develop sound designs from production briefs.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises, and through the application of learned skills and and knowledge.

Assessment methods include:

  • Oral tasks
  • Practical tasks
  • Observation