MUSONIC 1010 - Sound & Media
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MUSONIC 1010 Course Sound & Media Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible GENMUS 1014 Course Description This course focuses on the following content:
(1) the use of sound in the media, with attention to film, television, games;
(2) the concepts of montage and collage and their application to sound for media;
(3) media and sound editing concepts and techniques;
(4) detailed scene analysis of examples from films, television, games;
(5) psychological and aesthetic aspects of sound in media;
(6) the role of sound in the construction of the media;
(7) technological basis of sound in the media;
(8) historical development of sound in the media.
Course Coordinator: Mr Stephen Whittington
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
The objectives of this course are to develop:
an understanding the role of
sound in film, television, games and contemporary arts
skills in the analysis of form,
structure and content in the media
knowledge of the history and
development of sound as a component of the media
with the vocabulary of media production and analysis
critical listening skills and their application to media contexts
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Online LearningSelected weekly readings are available on myUni. Links to videos and other online resources are also provided.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes2 hours lecture per week, plus additional online course material.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Students are expected to view online course material (1 hour per week), and reas online course readings (up to 5 hours per week.)
Learning Activities Summary
This course will focus on the following
the use of sound in the media,
with particular attention to film, games and television;
the concepts of montage and
collage and their application to sound, music, film and image;
film and sound editing concepts
detailed scene analysis of
examples from classic movies;
psychological and aesthetic
aspects of sound in media;
the role of sound in the
construction of media reality;
the technological basis of sound
in the media.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
On-line test (10%) : Available on
MyUni in Week 4: Multiple choice questions
Objectives: (1), (2), (3)
Essay (50%): 1500 word essay on
the use of sound in a selected film.
Objectives: (2), (3), (5)
(d) Assessment 2 (40%):
Online assessment involving short answer (150 -300 words) questions that may involve analysis of an audiovisual scene, historical and theoretical topics. Available in Week 13.
Ojbectives (1), (3), (5)
Assessment DetailDetails of assessments (essay topics, material covered in tests) will be available through MyUni.
SubmissionAll assessable work (essays and tests) are to be submitted online. The final assessment will be available online in Week 13..
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
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