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MU3531: SOUND DESIGN FOR FILM AND NEW MEDIA (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:56


Course Overview

This course introduces theoretical and practical aspects of sound design in a wide range of media, including film, TV series, games and interactive platforms. Along with an in-depth analysis of sound design in films and TV series, such as Mirror by Tarkovsky, Gravity by Cuarón, and Weekend by Godard among others, students will acquire practical tools, technologies, and methodologies to create sound design for film and fixed media. Students are also introduced to Unity and FMOD, a game sound design framework used by AAA games, and encourage them to explore possibilities of sound design with new technologies.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Suk-jun Kim

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

This course will explore theoretical and practical aspects of sound design in a wide range of film and media, particularly focusing on new media, such as games and interactive platforms.

By the end of the course, students will:

  • be able to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and understanding of sound design;
  • be able to acquire a wide range of practical and technical possibilities in sound design;
  • have a general understanding of audio processing based on the basic digital signal processing techniques;
  • be able to create a portfolio of sound design work targeting different media.

Students should have successfully completed music technology and/or electroacoustic music courses in Year 2 or Year 3 as prerequisites.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 30, 32 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Design Project: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 35
Assessment Weeks 31 Feedback Weeks 33

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Feedback

3 - 4 minutes

Instructor’s oral and written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandBe able to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and understanding of sound design
ProceduralApplyBe able to acquire a wide range of practical and technical possibilities in sound design
ProceduralApplyHave a general understanding of audio processing based on basic signal processing techniques
ProceduralCreateBe able to create a portfolio of sound design work targeting different media

Design Project: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 65
Assessment Weeks 36 Feedback Weeks 39

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Feedback

Instructor’s oral and written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandBe able to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and understanding of sound design
ProceduralApplyBe able to acquire a wide range of practical and technical possibilities in sound design
ProceduralApplyHave a general understanding of audio processing based on basic signal processing techniques
ProceduralCreateBe able to create a portfolio of sound design work targeting different media

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Design Project: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 49 Feedback Weeks 51

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Feedback

Instructor’s written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyBe able to acquire a wide range of practical and technical possibilities in sound design
ProceduralApplyHave a general understanding of audio processing based on basic signal processing techniques
ProceduralCreateBe able to create a portfolio of sound design work targeting different media
ConceptualUnderstandBe able to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and understanding of sound design

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