Core Module Information
Module title: Sound Design 1

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

Module code: IMD09144
Module leader: Iain McGregor
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics

Examples of Equivalent Learning Background in Sound Engineering or Music Production

Description of module content:

Stages of Sound Design: Preproduction, Production, Postproduction and Evaluation.?
Sound Design Methods for specific industries: Animation, Audio Books, Film, Games, Interactive Applications, Music, Products, Radio and Television.
Sound Design Techniques: Objects, Actions, Environments, Emotions, Transitions, Presence and Soundscapes.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Make effective use of the underlying principles of sound design.
LO2: Construct effective methods of planning sound design.
LO3: Analyse appropriate methods of implementing sound designs.
LO4: Critically appraise appropriate methods of evaluating sound designs.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Iain McGregor
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Blended format using lectures and tutorial sessions supplemented with Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) resources detailing directed study. Lectures will cover theory, with examples of current practice. Students will be required to present their own coursework during the tutorial sessions and to critique the work of others. The remaining time will be devoted to directed study, where a comprehensive list of references will be supplied in order to illustrate advanced practice, these incorporate videos, books, papers and websites that are updated regularly (LOs 1-4).

Formative Assessment:
The lecturer led tutorial sessions will act as formative assessment that addresses LOs 1-4.

Summative Assessment:
The coursework involves summative assessment with the creation of a sound design for either an animation or a film in order to confirm that the student has successfully achieved LOs 1-3. LO4 is assessed through student contributions during tutorial sessions.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 48
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 128
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 100 1,2,3,4 13 HOURS= 150, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Sound Design 1 IMD09144