MAPA502 – Sound Fundamentals

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Module code
MAPA502
Module title
Sound Fundamentals
Prescription
To introduce students to the fundamentals of sound. The course will cover the role of sound in a range of media and creative contexts.
Programmes
  • BM1802
  • BM1901
  • BM1902
  • BM7000
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
64
Self directed hours
86
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate proficiency across a range of audio tools
2. Analyse codes and conventions of sound in specific contexts
3. Demonstrate ability to act and think through a reflective process
4. Develop an understanding of the role of sound in creative and media domains
Content
? Properties of sound (acoustics)
? Audio technology
? Recording
? Editing, Mixing and Formatting
? Sound design
? Audio Post Production
? Creating sound beds
? Live Sound
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students need to provide sufficient evidence against all learning outcomes and gain an overall mark of at least 50% in order to pass this module
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Project, Inquiry and Studio based learning. Other methods will involve online activities, ePortfolio, tutorials, lectures, workshops, group activities, guest speakers, field trips, critiques, collaborative projects, as appropriate