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This course teaches practical skills in digital sound for musicians, filmmakers, game developers, aspiring "bedroom producers," and anyone interested in working with sound in the digital domain. Students learn how to match sounds with moving images, how to edit and manipulate sound and MIDI files in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), and fundamental concepts and terminology that enable them to communicate effectively with music technology experts. Instruction includes lectures and hands-on studio tutorial sessions.
This course teaches practical skills in digital sound for musicians, filmmakers, gamedevelopers, aspiring “bedroom producers,” and anyone interested in working with sound inthe digital domain. Students learn how to edit and manipulate sound and MIDI files in a DigitalAudio Workstation (DAW), how to match sounds with moving images, and fundamentalconcepts and terminology that enable them to communicate effectively with musictechnology experts. Instruction includes lectures and hands-on studio tutorial sessions.• Fundamentals of digital audio recording and editing• Efficient and creative use of industry standard DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations), e.g.Reaper and ProTools• Matching sound to action• Sound design skills• Creating music with MIDI and virtual (software-based) instruments• Microphone types and uses• Managing signal flow and analogue to digital conversion• Optimal audio configuration in the Mac OSX operating system
Knowledge of fundamental sound design techniquesBasic proficiency with industry-standard DAW applicationsAbility to edit, manipulate and process audioPractical understanding of signal flow and analogue-to-digital conversionAbility to communicate effectively with composers and sound professionals throughacquired knowledge of key concepts and terminology in music and sound for screen
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $1,059.00
International fee $6,000.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Creative and Digital Arts