Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CAOS204
Subject Name Sound Design
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36CP at 100 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence Not to count for credit with SCMP231 or SCMP331
Assessment Project - Creative/ Design Project 30% Quiz 30% Project - Creative/ Design Project 40%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota Enrolment in this subject is restricted. Students may not enrol over the web. Please refer to the Head of Department or Program, for Faculty Honours Subjects please refer to the School Honours Co-ordinator for more information.
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 3hr Practical per Week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Guy Freer
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This subject offers an historical, theoretical and practical introduction to sound design. Through a series of lectures and practical workshops, students will gain an introduction to the principles of sound design relevant to a broad range of contexts and outputs including music, video, gaming and art installations. Students will study the historical development of sound design practices and their current applications in contemporary settings and, through the use of digital post-production and recording technologies, each student will produce a major sound design final project.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will have:
1. Apply creative, critical and technical strategies towards the realisation of sound design for a diverse range of contemporary media contexts
2. Demonstrate an increased awareness and sensitivity to the aural environment
3. Interpret the language of moving image with sound
4. Demonstrate knowledge of sound design history, theory and techniques

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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