MUSONIC 1010 - Sound & Media

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Stephen Whittington

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes


    The objectives of this course are to develop:

    1.       
    an understanding the role of
    sound in film, television, games and contemporary arts

    2.       
    skills in the analysis of form,
    structure and content in the media

    3.       
    knowledge of the history and
    development of sound as a component of the media

    4.      
    familiarity
    with the vocabulary of media production and analysis

    5.      
    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2,3
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2,5
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    4
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1,3
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    None.
    Online Learning
    Slelected weekly readings are available on myUni. Links to videos and other online resources are also provided.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    2 hours lecture per week, plus additional online course material.
    Workload

    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
    content:

    (1)    
    the use of sound in the media,
    with particular attention to film, games and television;

    (2)    
    the concepts of montage and
    collage and their application to sound, music, film and image;

    (3)    
    film and sound editing concepts
    and techniques;

    (4)    
    detailed scene analysis of
    examples from classic movies;

    (5)    
    psychological and aesthetic
    aspects of sound in media;  

    (6)    
    the role of sound in the
    construction of media reality;

    (7)    
    the technological basis of sound
    in the media.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary


    (a)    
    On-line test (15%) : Available on
    MyUni in Week 6: Multiple choice questions

    Course
    Objectives: (1), (2), (3)

     

    (b)    
    Essay (40%): 1500 word essay on
    the use of sound in a selected film.

    Course
    Objectives: (2), (3), (5)

     

    (d) Examination 2 (45%): the exam will
    require detailed analysis of a scene from a movie to be screened at the exam.
    (2 hours)

    Assessment Detail
    Details of assessments (essay topics, material covered in tests) will be available through MyUni.
    Submission
    All assessable work (essays and tests) are to be submitted online. The final exam requires attendance at the examination.
    Course Grading

    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.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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