Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Interactive Audio

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CSI09107
Module leader: Balandino Di Donato
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics

Demonstrate successful use of intermediate audio tools and techniques, for randomisation and sound layering in video gaming.
Show implementation of functional interactive procedural audio within a video game environment.
Demonstrate application of effective dynamic audio mixing techniques in video gaming.
Demonstrate an understanding and implementation of good database practice for audio assets in video games.
Provide evidence of a suitable strategy for integrating different aural elements in the game context (e.g. sound effects, ambient sound, music and dialogue) for different game platforms.

Description of module content:

Research and user requirements gathering methods
Analysing pre-production artefacts in video games
Audio Implementation: Control audio event parameters based on analysis and calibration of real-world objects appropriate for 3D audio, within a Mixed Reality setting.
Mixing strategies: Spatialisation: 2D and 3D panning, attenuation parameters, occlusion, obstruction and exclusion.
Game audio testing and evaluation

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Employ effective requirements gathering techniques and research methods for development of audio assets in video games.
LO2: Critically appraise game audio testing and evaluation methods.
LO3: Make effective use of advanced tools and techniques for randomisation of audio assets in video gaming.
LO4: Implement effective 3D audio techniques for a Mixed Reality video game.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Balandino Di Donato
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Face To Face Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1,2,3,4 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Advanced Interactive Audio