Core Module Information
Module title: Sound Theory 2

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: IMD07112
Module leader: Rod Selfridge
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics


Description of module content:

Students will develop an in-depth understanding of sound theory suitable for interactive applications and digital entertainment. They will learn effective advanced methods for capturing both analogue and digital sound, how to edit it seamlessly, as well as mixing and mastering to a professional standard. Attention will also be paid to innovative sound capture, reproduction and interaction technologies, in addition to exploring how to establish the effectiveness of the acoustic principles utilised during audio development.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Explore advanced acoustic principles suitable for the development and delivery of linear and interactive media.
LO2: Implement advanced methods of capturing analogue and digital sound.
LO3: Undertake advanced methods of editing, mixing and mastering audio.
LO4: Identify appropriate methods of establishing the effectiveness of the acoustic principles applied when creating audio for linear and interactive media.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, 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: Rod Selfridge
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Online 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 - Practical 100 1-4 13 HOURS= 140, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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