Course Title: Implement sound design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5848C

Course Title: Implement sound design

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6056 - Advanced Diploma of Screen

Course Contact : Course Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 925 4815

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Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

Students will learn the skills and knowledge to implement sound design for screen production.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU22A Implement sound design

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Students will particpate in practical worshops, demonstrations, presentations, discussions and practical production tasks.

Teaching Schedule

No.                        class

1. Orientation
2. Introduction to production workflow and tools.
3. Audio file management, Project set-up, Digitisation, Edit strategies.
4. Editing, Effects, Copyright issues.
5. TVC production task.
6. TVC production task.
7. TVC production task.
8. Music and Effects production.
9. TVC production task.
10. TVC production task
11. TVC production task.
12. Dialogue.
13. TV Drama production task.
14. TV Drama production task.
15. TV Drama production task.
16. Film production task .
17. Film production task .
18. Review.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

“Sound Design the Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema” - David Sonnenschein.

“Audio Explained” - Michael Talbot Booth.

“Sound and Recording” - Francis Rumsey and Tim McCormick.

“The Cutting Edge of Audio Production and Audio Post Production” - Mico Nelson.

“Audio in Media 6th Edition” - Stanley R. Alten

“Sound for Film and Television” 2nd edition - Tominson Holman

“Producing Great Sound for Digital Video” - Jay Rose

“Audio Post Production for Digital Video” - Jay Rose

Overview of Assessment

Digitisation: capture of digital audio using a Pro Tools workstation.
File management
Demonstration of back up procedures
Edit of TVV 1 
Edit of TVC 2 
Write .29sec Pop Track 
Edit TVC 3 
Edit of 7.00min ‘television series’ 
Edit short Film 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks:

1. Digitisation: capture of digital audio using a Pro Tools workstation. 5%
due week 3

2. File management 5%
due week 4

3. Demonstration of back up procedures 5%
due week 5

4. Edit of TVC#1 15%
due week 7

5. Write .29sec Pop Track 5%
due week 8

6. Edit of TVC#2 10%
due week 10

7. Edit TVC 3    20%
due week 12

8. Edit of 7.00min ‘television series’   35%
due week 15

9. Edit short Film 10%
due week 17

Assessment Matrix

not applicable

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