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Module Code: COM208TC
Module Title: Audio Landscape Design
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Cultural Technology
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module will engage students in the study and practice of sound design and creative audio practices for an arts technology project. Students will examine the critical, theoretical and practical contexts of audio recording, sound design and their relation and integration in arts technology practices. The module will cover both contextual knowledge and understanding as well as practical workshops in audio recording, post-production and landscape design within the production of practical project work.
Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse examples of sound design practices through drawing on critical and theoretical texts and practical examples.

B. Understand the conventions and practical techniques of audio sound recording for arts technology production.

C. Understand principles and practices of working with hardware and software in the production of sound design and audio landscapes.

D. Undertake a sound design within an arts technology practical project
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components (Lectures and practical sessions).

A series of lectures will equip the students with the knowledge and understanding of the art of sound dubbing and the creation of audio landscapes.

Practical sessions will focus on the creation of an audio landscape for an arts technology project.
The syllabus will typically include:

Origins and developments of sound design and sonic arts

Theory of sound and digital audio/ sound recording for digital media

Key practitioners and their practices

Location recording

Studio recording

Foley work

Sound design for arts technology (covering film soundtrack, game design, mobile media, the internet and live performance)

Audio landscapes within arts installations, exhibitions and performance

Mixing sound

Mastering and monitoring
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Written Analysis 40.00
2 Practical Project Work 60.00

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