VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production (8)


This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of audio production from initial studio and field recording to final delivery as a means of story telling.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VPA106
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment restrictions

Specialised software required to complete this subject.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of story telling
- be able to demonstrate the use of sound design to create a narrative
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of software in the manipulation of sound
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of recording techniques
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of the use of sound in accompanying image
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of the quality needed for sound production for various media.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- What is sound?
- Principles of sound
- Microphones and Recording techniques
- Editing sound
- Editing sound in relation to picture
- Manipulating sound to acheive various desired results to suit specific image genres
- Understanding the software and hardware used in sound production
- Mixing
- Changing sound with effects
- Appreciation of the quality of sound design

Specialised Resources

VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production teaches students the foundations of sound production. To satisfactorily complete the subject students require access to microphones and multitrack audio software that are commonly used in industry. Distance students will need to contact the subject coordinator for specific details of equipment requirements.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.