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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Develops advanced level skills and knowledge in relation to sound production with a focus on understanding the fundamentals of studio-based sound recording and audio production techniques. Techniques and processes covered in the syllabus include advanced sound recording and editing, sound spatialisation and an examination of emerging audio technologies in relation to sound production.

Unit content

  • The multi-track recording session
  • Advanced analog and digital recording techniques.
  • Advanced audio editing
  • Developing creative sound recording concepts
  • Emerging sound recording technology
  • Sound production case studies
  • Audio mastering

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate an understanding of advanced level sound theory concepts and apply these concepts in recording contexts Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
2 Demonstrate advanced level skills and techniques in recording, editing and mixing Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
3 Analyse production techniques utilised in contemporary sound recordings. Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of advanced level sound theory concepts and apply these concepts in recording contexts
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. Demonstrate advanced level skills and techniques in recording, editing and mixing
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. Analyse production techniques utilised in contemporary sound recordings.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline