VPA216 Interactive Sound and Space (8)


This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of interactive audio and sound in the environment. The subject explores the creation of microphones, virtual environments, acoustics, and how sound is perceived. Students will learn about natural reverbs and how to create artificial reverbs that can be translated into practical applications. These skills will enable students the opportunities to create virtual interactive sound.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VPA216
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Subject information

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

Assumed Knowledge

CCI100 Introduction to Media Production VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production

Enrolment restrictions

Available to students undertaking School of Communication and Creative Industries courses.
Not available to students who have completed VPA113
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
VPA113 vpa113 This subject replaces VPA113

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate and apply knowledge in the use of audio hardware for sound acquisition
  • be able to demonstrate and apply knowledge in the use of audio software for sound editing and interactive presentation
  • be able to create, replicate and synthesise virtual and acoustic spaces
  • be able to create a virtual sound environment


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • What is sound?
  • Principles of acoustics
  • Interactive sound application
  • Reverberation and Delays
  • Aquiring, editing and preparing sound for interactive playback
  • Simple circuits (electronic and virtual)
  • Building a microphone


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 12 August 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.