Courses & Units

Sound, Art and Media FCA304

Hobart

Introduction

If you’ve ever predicted the outcome of Masterchef eliminations based on the soundtrack, put on your headphones for a better video game experience, or been transported by birdsong to a different place and time in a nature documentary, you will know how important the integration of sound with other creative elements is in conveying meaning and emotion to an audience.

In this unit you will be introduced to techniques to capture and use sound, using everyday technologies and readily accessible equipment (such as a smartphone). You will make considered decisions about recording (including portable field recording and studio recording) and production of sound, and its integration with a variety of media. These practical experiences will assist you in critically analysing the use of sound across a range of media and platforms, from the commercial and mundane such as advertising and websites, to the conceptual and creative such as contemporary art installations and films.

This unit will also interrogate how journalism and scholarly criticism describes and accounts for the impact of sound on listeners. You will consider sound in terms of  affect and audience experience, and will be introduced to methodologies for documenting and evaluating audience responses. In a major project, you apply your critical and creative skills to understanding the why and the how of using sound.

Summary

Unit name Sound, Art and Media
Unit code FCA304
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music
Coordinator

Matthew Boden

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse the interaction between sound and other elements in media content and/or creative works
  2. Explain how conceptual frameworks for audience experiences inform the production of creative works that use sound
  3. Evaluate the use of sound and integration with other elements in shaping the experiences and response of an audience.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100199 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1.5 hour Lecture (Fortnightly), 1.5 hours Practical (Fortnightly), 1.5 hour Workshop (Weekly)

Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Written Tasks (30%)

Assessment Task 2: Presentation (30%)

Assessment Task 3: Final Project and Report, 3000 words or equivalent (40%)

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