Courses & Units

Fundamentals of Sonic Art FCF102



This unit provides foundation studies in audio recording, software applications for sound manipulation, sound sculpture, sound diffusion, exhibiting Sonic Art and interactivity. It Introduces students to the development and scope of sonic art and provides a starting point in exploring the creative uses of sound. New and radical approaches to sound recording, performance, installation works and exhibitions through a critical analysis of sonic works of contemporary artists will be explored.


Unit name Fundamentals of Sonic Art
Unit code FCF102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music
Coordinator Dr David Carter
Teaching staff

Dr David Carter

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2015.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,102.00 100101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

2 x 90 minute workshop/lectures weekly


End of semester assessment: 60%, Portfolio of sonic files completed through the semester

Weekly activities, in-class assessments and demonstrations: 40%

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable


RecommendedTrevor Wishart, On Sonic Art
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