Full Title:Music & Multimedia
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MUSC H9Z07
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:On completion of this module students will have the knowledge of the different aspects of sound design (web and film) both in the pre and post production stages to produce finished professional sound multimedia.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Capture and prepare sound recordings for use over the Internet and moving image based media
  2. Design interactive and ambient audio content for web sites
  3. Evaluate the technical issues involving film location recording techniques with appropriate attention to health & safety issues
  4. Design sound for various types of moving image media (to include Foley, speech and soundtrack)
  5. Be conversant with the current standard sound design techniques and procedures

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Sound, voice and music and how they are used over the Internet
Audio Streaming and Streaming Protocols
Capturing original source material
Designing web audio and Optimising Sound for the web
HTML web design
Use of latest Web design software
Health & safety issues
History of Sound for Pictures
Formats, Frames, frame rates and SMPTE Time codes
Sound Track analysis and Post Production overview
Location Recording Techniques
Sound Design Components
Dialogue, music and SFX editing and ADR
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment n/a 1,2,3 50.00 0 0 Sem 1 End 0
Project Major Project 2,3,4,5 50.00 0 0 Sem 1 End 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Main topic delivery and demonstrations 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Field recording, Lab/Studio work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Josh Beggs & Dylan Thede 2001, Designing Web Audio, O‚ÄôReilly
  • David Sonnenschein 2001, Sound Design, Michael Wiese Productions
  • William Whittington 2007, Sound design and science fiction, 1st Ed., University of Texas Press Austin [ISBN: 0292714300]
  • Michael Chion 1994, Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen, Columbia University Press
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Michel Chion 2009, Film, a sound art, Columbia University Press Chichester, West Sussex [ISBN: 9780231137768]
  • Bruce Bartlett with Jenny Bartlett 1999, On Location Recording Techniques, Focal Press
  • Ron Simpson 1999, Cutting Web Audio, Prentice Hall PTR
  • David Lewis Yewdall 2003, Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, Focal Press
  • Eduardo Reck Miranda 2002, Computer sound design, 2nd Ed., Focal Press Oxford [ISBN: 0240516931]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HMUSC_R Master of Arts/Master of Science in Music Technology 2 Elective