Techniques A (Sound)

Subject 757-873 (2009)

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Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 6 hours per week (or equivalent) plus 14 hours per week time commitment, 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: Performance Techniques A (Sound) addresses knowledge and techniques specific to the discipline. On completion of this subject students should understand the processes of sound design for the performance, hybrid and non-performance arts, its relationship to set and lighting design and the roles of director and choreographer. Students should have developed abilities in appropriate communication with collaborators and a historical and social understanding of sound in the arts.

Students will also attend classes discussing the role of text in sound design, developing a relationship to text as a motivator in the performance arts. This will be developed through study of the microscopic and macroscopic aspects of text. Text will also be considered more widely to include the languages of motion, film and non-textual narrative.

Students will attend seminars with sound designers, filmmakers, animators, directors and choreographers, discussing their various approaches to sound design in their specific art forms. Students will also attend classes in the use of technology in developing and implementing sound designs.

Assessment: Written/practical assignments equivalent to 8,000 word essay (80%); participation (20%). Assignments will be due at regular intervals during the semester
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: On completion of this subject students should be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of text in the performing arts and specifically sound design

Demonstrate a comprehension of sound design processes and an understanding of sound in a social and historical context

The ability to document the creative process at a professional standard

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Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Production

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