Sound Design for Digital Media

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sound Design for Digital Media

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Advertising, Communication Studies, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    In this course you will be introduced to the theories and practice of sound design for digital media. You will explore how audio can be synchronised with interactive and time-based media. You will analyse the abstract but powerful ways in which sound can be used to communicate emotive and narrative information and meaning. A focus of the course is application of the principles and practices of sound recording, editing, processing, mixing and synthesis, to design and produce digital audio works and soundtracks.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    Upon the successful completion of this course you will be able to:

    • Critically analyse and evaluate the role of sound in a variety of media.
    • Use critical listening skills to evaluate your own work and that of others.
    • Apply theories and techniques of contemporary audio practice to record, synthesise and manipulate audio. 
    • Analyse and respond to creative briefs to produce audio projects that communicate emotive and narrative information and meaning.
    • Create digital audio compositions and soundtracks, synchronised to linear and interactive visual media.

    You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

    • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and specific skills in media and communication, in which to base your professional practice or future study.
    • Communicate using diverse formats and strategies to audiences within and external to your discipline.


    Overview of Learning Activities

    You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of face-to-face activities such as workshops, lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion and individual research.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

    A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.


    Overview of Assessment

    You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

    Assessment may include projects, assignments, critiques, reports and presentations, individually and/or in groups.

    Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

    Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

    If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

    A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

    Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:  


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