ACF215 - The Art and Design of Sound


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: ACA203
EFTSL value: 0.125

Students must pass 2 level 1 units from courses A343, A344, A345, A351, A356, A357, A359 or A352

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week


The unit aims to develop students' conceptual, technical and design skills in professional sound design and production for dance, drama, animation, film, television, and art installations.

Students will work toward the creation of a major sound production. In preparing and developing the project, the following topics will be covered: theories of sound design, recording and production, studio recording processes and post-production workflows, preparation and presentation of sound for media and performance, microphone choices and techniques, digital editing and mixing, signal processing, acoustics and psychoacoustics.

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