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TVR1003 Sound Design for Production

Semester 2, 2022 Springfield On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 2 July 2022


Examiner: Ashley Jones


Audio is a significant part of any production and it is important for emerging industry professionals to understand all aspects of audio as it applies to film, television, radio and associated productions. Students undertaking this course will be introduced to the variety of microphones used in radio and television applications. TVR1003 will introduce the student to pro-tools as one of a number of software programs used in audio production.

Students will understand the use of foley audio, sound effects and other devices employed to enhance audio work. Manipulating, importing and working with audio is an important set of skills in both television and radio. It will introduce students to the use of a voice over booth, directing talent and use of scripts in the production of voice for commercial application. You will gain and understanding of what it is to work with audio as it is understood in sound design. The foundational knowledge gained in this course will support video and audio editing and your progress through the degree.

Students undertaking this course will gain an appreciation and rationale for the variety of microphones used in broadcast production. The student will learn the foundations of pro-tools through practical application of knowledge. There will be a recognition of the principles of sound design as an art form, and how that is applied in practice.

Students will learn audio for application in video and audio work, where it is used for automatic dialogue replacement, voice over work and enhancing a video or audio production.

Industry leaders in audio production will be included into the overall learning journey and will continue to give industry context to this important aspect of the media industry. Our facilities on campus will support learning for on campus students and access to some of the software will be arranged for online students.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Discuss and apply the guiding principles of sound design as an art form.
  2. Discuss and demonstrate the application and use of a variety of microphones
  3. Apply knowledge of audio editing software in a range of practical exercises
  4. Apply knowledge gained from sound design principles to both video and audio products


Description Weighting(%)
1. Types of microphones 20.00
2. Introduction to pro-tools software 25.00
3. Create sounds as a foley artists 15.00
4. Apply sound design skills and knowledge to an existing video and audio product 20.00
5. Discuss the principles of sound design and the application. 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Report No 30 1,2
Assignments Practical Practical 1 No 30 3
Assignments Practical Practical 2 No 40 4
Date printed 2 July 2022