VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production (8)

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of audio production including sound theory, sound acquisition and sound editing. Students are introduced to a broad range of contextual sound theory and practices with a focus on the use of sound as a means to generate or support a suite of narrative styles and constructs.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga 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

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to create a narrative through the use of sound;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of sound acquisition;
  • be able to discuss and apply sound theory;
  • be able to demonstrate sound editing skills; and
  • be able to demonstrate the application of sound production software to create narrative styles and constructs.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to sound theory
  • Sound as narrative
  • Microphones and recording techniques
  • Connectors and formats
  • Editing sound
  • Sound mixing
  • Understanding the relationship between sound software and hardware
  • Using effects
  • Mastering

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of VPA106 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Recording techniques
30
2
Online test
30
3
Soundscape
40

Special Resources

VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production teaches students the foundations of sound production. To satisfactorily complete the subject students have access to the following:

  • Avid Pro Tools software
  • A device capable of recording sounds and a microphone
  • Headphones

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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