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BCST 1256 - Sound Design 1

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

In this introductory sound course students explore the fundamentals of sound theory, equipment and building story ideas to produce a quality audio product primarily for the Web. Students will examine the basics of acoustics and environment, audio equipment and their effective use and best practices. Students will discover why technical choices justly influence great storytelling to realize a quality recording. The goals of the course are the discovery of a new hobby or business, an added skill for a web entrepreneur or an introduction to a career in the industry.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$401.97

Spring/Summer 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2017 term.

CRN 61868

Tue Apr 11 - Tue Jun 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 11 - Jun 27 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE10 Rm. 135

Instructor

Ken McGrath

Course Outline

Cost

$401.97

Notes

  1. *This course combines online learning and on-site practice for those students who are available to attend the four in-class discussion and lab dates at the Burnaby campus from 6:30 to 9:30pm on the following Tuesday evenings: April 11, May 9, June 6 and June 20. Please note that the on-campus facilities are available during these dates and times only. **A subscription to Adobe Audition CC is recommended. Unless you are already subscribed to Adobe CC, DO NOT purchase the software until after the first session, during which the instructor will explain exactly what is needed. ***This course can also be completed by distance. The subscription to Adobe Audition CC is required for those students participating in the course online only. Please check the Adobe website for current student subscription rates.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe how the environment affects sound waves and analyze the effects.
  • Explain how a microphone and mixer functions and demonstrate techniques.
  • Compare various sound processing equipment and evaluate functionality.
  • Discuss theoretical examples of simple post production and define techniques.
  • Explain how digital sound is recorded and use of digital editing software.
  • Determine television and location sound show requirements.
  • Analyze effective storytelling skills through technical competence.
  • Write and produce a Podcast production for the web.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

BCST 1256 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Broadcast and Media Communications - Broadcast Journalism
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Broadcast and Media Communications - Radio
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Essentials of Website Storytelling
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion
  4. Video Production and Editing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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