Performance Sound (PASA7733)

Level: 
7
Credits: 
30 (0.25 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
No
Aim: 
To enable students to consolidate a body of advanced theories, concepts and techniques relating to specialised design for theatre and dance. This course focuses on the articulation of a personal voice for production sound design and the employment of professionalism in creative and collaborative practice.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts or the Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice to enrol in this course. Pre-requisites: PASA6702 and PASA6732.
Topics include: 

A personal approach to creative production, A personal methodology and consolidated body of knowledge pertaining to the management of live performance production
Advanced creative and aesthetic aspects of sound recording and performance sound
Advanced procedures, techniques and processes for creation and manipulation including video loops, audio sound-scapes, design aesthetics and associated software, Computer capture, edit and manipulation techniques
Advanced techniques to create design documentation, Archiving procedures
Collaborative relationships and complex responsibilities and procedures in production
Conceptualising required items from existing sources, identifying difficulties and suggesting a range of possible solutions for required items
Establishing creative and technical parameters and discussing the potential of each, determining its artistic merit, Technology management
Evaluating new technology influences in sound for stage, Assembly of sound effects using new technology, Technology requirements for the delivery of completed design in performance, New
developments in acoustics and surround sound, New sound technologies and their impact
Identifying overall design features, unifying aspects of style, the relationship and suitability to text or concept, Enhancing the narrative intentions of a text, Relationship of elements within a scene and how these combine to convey mood and/or emotion
Interpret scripts, production or other documentation accurately to determine production needs
Resourcing, production meetings and communication routines, contracts, budget & personnel management, Schedule creation and management, Selection of materials, Systems analysis
Technician management and operation routines
Learning and teaching approaches
Topics may be taught in an integrated manner in both practical/workshop/lab modes
Activities include self-directed learning, individual and class exercises, field trips, work in groups, guest lectures and online discussion and reflection
Feedback
Feedback is sought throughout the course using a range of assessment tools including
Formal reflection, class forum and project survey
Each student is interviewed at the end of the semester to reflect on their progress and to assist in setting goals for further development in subsequent learning.
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1363

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
28 Feb 18 - 11 Apr 18 LectureWednesday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
2 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 TutorialFriday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
2 May 18 - 27 Jun 18 LectureWednesday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
4 May 18 - 29 Jun 18 TutorialFriday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Production Design and Management), Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice.

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