VA319 Sound Design

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
VA319 Sound Design 1 2 6
Prerequisite Junior Standing It is a prerequisite to
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Course Objectives This pre-professional course aims to teach a working knowledge of audio technique along with the conceptual skills surrounding the theory of sound design. After completing this course, you will have a significant technical toolkit of sound design techniques and two substantial independent projects.
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Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. examine the role of and the creative expectations of the sound designer working in film, video, and web based media
  2. learn the typical workflow for audio post production
  3. apply physical properties of sound in future projects
  4. develop the ability to articulate strengths and weaknesses of film, video, and web based sound design.
  5. Demonstrate technical proficiency in basic sound recording and live studio set-ups.
Teaching Methods
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction, Syllabus Handed Out
Week 2 Fundamentals of soundSound vs. image Introduction to sound art
Week 3 Survey of sound art (Field Recording and Soundscape) Listening discussion
Week 4 Sound art research presentation Understanding of digital audio and signal flow Midterm project details
Week 5 Introduction to Pro Tools Importing audio & editing Recording audio Microphone techniques Field recording Listening and analysis of narrative audio piece Recording voice-over
Week 6 Microphone techniques Field recording Listening and analysis of narrative audio piece Recording voice-over
Week 7 Creating narrative Voice over editing and sound effect Review for quiz
Week 8 MID-TERM
Week 9 Mixing techniques Music Editing
Week 10 SMPTE, time code, frame rate, synchronizing with image. Sound for audio-visuals and film
Week 11 Sound effects for film Customize sound effects using digital signal processing software
Week 12 Sound design/Foley techniques Reason overview
Week 13 Synthesis techniques Pro Tools and Reason
Week 14 Individual work session
Week 15 Final Presentation
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 30 1,2,3
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Project 1 15 1,2
Project 2 20 1,3
Presentation 5 4,5
Mid-term 20 2,4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 14 42 Midterm Exam Study 7 4 28
Assignments 4 10 40 Assignments 4 10 40
Lab 1 14 14
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 19/03/2020
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