Courses & Units

Recording and Sound Reinforcement FCJ217



This unit builds on the skills established in FCF110 Foundation Audio, enabling students to develop skills in specific mic placement and positioning techniques in relation to specific music/sound genres; sonic capture, mixing,mastering; digital recording and editing, sound reinforcement (PA) and electronic and acoustic theory. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of audio theory, music reproduction legal issues and session planning, preparation, data storage, and live/studio etiquette.


Unit name Recording and Sound Reinforcement
Unit code FCJ217
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Mr Stewart Long

Teaching staff

Mr Stewart Long

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 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 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October the previous year.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $2,154.00 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.


  • PREREQ: FCF110 Foundation Audio or College equivalent

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following units:


Teaching Pattern

2 x 90 minute lecture/tutorials weekly for 13 weeks.


Recording and PA projects: 60%End of semester written exam: 40%

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Flexible Study Options

 Web Supported



Modern Recording Techniques, 7th edition. Huber & Runstein. Focal Press. 2005


The Audio Expert. Ethan Winer. Focal press. 2012Live Sound Mixing, 3rd edition. Duncan Fry. Roztralia Productions, 2000

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