THEA 300: Sound Design for the Arts
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Credit Hours: (3)
Instruction in the art of sound recording, editing, storage and processing. Study of sound design for the arts with special emphasis on dance, film radio, television, music and theatre.
Detailed Description of Course
This course provides students with an overview of sound design for the arts. Lecture will emphasize the nature of sound, how it is recorded, processed, stored and reproduced in a variety of acoustic and electronic environments in support of visual and performing arts, as well as an art form in and of itself.
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
Instruction in the fundamentals of:
2. Sound recording
3. Sound editing
4. Sound storage
5. Sound and signal processing
With special emphasis on sound use and manipulation in:
Goals and Objectives of the Course
1. For students to demonstrate the ability to listen critically.
2. For students to demonstrate the ability to use the basic vocabulary of sound design.
3. For students to have knowledge of and demonstrate a proficiency in skills basic to sound design which include: interconnecting equipment, recording, editing, mixing, and reproducing sound.
4. For students to demonstrate their ability to create a variety of sound effects.
5. For students to demonstrate a good understanding of how to synchronize sound to visual media.
6. For students to demonstrate an understanding of the role the sound designer plays in a variety of productions.
7. For students to demonstrate an understanding of the business of sound design.
8. For students to demonstrate the ability to make reasoned aesthetic judgments about sound.
Students are assessed through written examinations, classroom participation and presentations as well as critical evaluation of their sound productions.
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
2/2009 Review Carl Lefko
3/2010 Review Carl Lefko