Core Module Information
Module title: Sound Design for Interactive Media

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: IMD11118
Module leader: Callum Goddard
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

You will begin by considering different types of interactive media, such as Auditory Displays, Video Games, and Sound Art, and their evolution and patterns of use over recent decades. Interactive media production methods are then surveyed, which include: requirements gathering, dialogue editing, dialogue recording, location recording, foley, sound editing, sampling and synthesis, programming and testing. Strategies for planning are examined, incorporating: event mapping, actions (triggers, cues, events), emotions, duration, variation and interactivity. Finally approaches to implementing sound design are reviewed, which comprises: palette, mix, elements, parameters, memory/stream management, geometry, and environments.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Conceptualise design principles for sound in interactive media.

LO2: Critically review production methods for sound for interactive media.

LO3: Critically assess approaches of affecting audiences’ perception of interactive media using sound design.

LO4: Design, to a professional standard, the sound for a given example of interactive media.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, Blended,
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Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: John McGowan
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Lecture 20
Independent Learning Tutorial 20
Online Guided independent study 160
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 1~2~3 Week 15 , WORDS= 1000
Project - Practical 80 1~2~3~4 Week 14 HOURS= 0.1
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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