Course Title: Produce sound recordings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5384 Diploma of Digital Media Technologies

Course Title: Produce sound recordings

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 100

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Nat Bates

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3326

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and produce audio recordings.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUASOU504 Produce sound recordings


1. Confirm concept for recording project

2. Confirm arrangements for recording project

3. Coordinate and conduct sound recording sessions

4. Evaluate recording process and product

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will have the ability to:

  • develop creative sound concepts for recording projects
  • work creatively, collaboratively and constructively with others to produce at least two sound recordings for distribution
  • adjust recordings to achieve project outcomes
  • document the evaluation of the recording process, outcomes and own role
  • describe the production requirements that may impact decisions about recording projects
  • explain the legislative requirements that relate to sound recording
  • explain how different recording and performance environments affect sound, and what adjustments can be made to produce required sound recordings
  • explain the sound equipment required for a range of recording situations
  • describe techniques for evaluating the quality of a sound recording
  • explain the issues and challenges that typically arise when producing sound recordings, and how to address them.

Overview of Assessment

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