VPA215 Broadcast Sound (8)

This subject introduces students to advanced sound design, creation, sound mixing and delivery standards for broadcast and screen. The subject explores original sound design, dialogue mixing, together with final sound mixing and deliveries for various broadcast standards including film, television, DVD, radio and music.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VPA215. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

VPA106, VPA113, VPA213

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to edit and restore sound recordings
  • understand and use noise reduction
  • be able to mix all audio components to industry standards for broadcast
  • be able to master final audio mix for various media output and exhibition
  • have an understanding of audio literacies
  • be able to critically analyse audio productions
  • be able to create original sounds using original sound recording and synthesis


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • dialogue clean up and noise reduction
  • using EQ and compression
  • sound effects design and mixing
  • atmosphere editing for surround sound
  • surround sound mixing
  • broadcast audio mastering
  • ADR integration into location dialogue

Special Resources

This subject is a specialised subject requiring specialised equipment. Technical requirements needed include:

  • broadcast mastering software
  • surround sound capable mixing desk 
  • surround sound monitors
  • noise reduction software.

Currently we have the resources for this on Wagga Wagga campus..


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.