VPA223 Post Production: Sound (8)

This subject develops students' expertise in audio post-production for screen media. It covers the theory and practice of non-linear audio post-production for television, film and other screen mediums. The subject investigates the relationship with visual post-production, and how their co-dependency is essential for high quality screen works.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VPA223. 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

Enrolment Restrictions

Not for students who have previously completed TVP203 Television Post Production.

Subject Relationships

TVP203 Similar content

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to construct a narrative through audio post-production practices;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the production pipeline, file formats and workflow necessary in a post- production environment;
  • be able to apply the various roles and responsibilities of audio post-production;
  • be able to decide upon various technical and creative options in audio post-production to achieve desired outcomes;
  • be able to import a visual post-production delivery, create a body of work in audio post-production, and export various final format deliveries;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of film sound theory; and
  • be able to articulate the history of sound for screen, and the relevant advancements in screen sound concepts and theory.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to audio post production (the roles/ specialisations)
  • Production pipelines and file formats
  • Dialogue editing
  • ADR recording and editing
  • Foley recording and editing
  • Immersive atmospheres
  • Sound effects and sound design
  • Introduction to mixing
  • Final mix and deliveries

Special Resources

It is expected that students have access to the following:

    Avid Pro Tools software;
    A device capable of recording sound;
    A recording studio capable of ADR and Foley recording with picture synchronisation; and
    Sound mixing studio.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.