MUSC2276 Sound, Image and Space

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Music: Electronic Music and Sound Design major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
This unit focuses on the aesthetics, design, editing and control of sound as it accompanies and interacts with image in media such as film, TV, animation and games. The unit introduces and develops skills in foley, the layering of sound effects and music and their temporal and spatial synchronisation with moving images. Assignments and projects include: practical tasks with relevance to industry activity in film and television, sound design and game audio; creative or technical projects working with sound and video processing; and, critical analysis of the use of sound in historical and contemporary artworks and productions.
Students are able to (1) identify, discuss and evaluate the use of sound in audiovisual artworks and productions from technical and creative perspectives; (2) develop practical skills in the creation and application of sound effects for video and/or game contexts; (3) use digital technologies to spatialise sound within a multichannel sound field; (4) use digital technologies to combine sound effects and/or music appropriately and creatively with moving images; (5) plan and execute a solo creative audiovisual project from concept to completion; and (6) communicate creative/technical ideas and goals coherently and logically in both written and verbal formats.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) analytical paper; (2) presentation; and (3) final project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Assistant Professor Christopher Tonkin
Unit rules
MUSC1055 Electronic Music: Methods and Means
Contact hours
up to 3 hours per week (lectures, labs and tutorials)
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