Skip to main content
International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

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.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$447.00 - $487.86 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below are two offerings of BCST 1256 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 87505

Duration

Mon Jan 08 - Mon Apr 08 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 87505
  • Domestic fees $487.86
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Apr 08 Mon 17:30 - 20:30 Burnaby SE10 Rm. 234
Instructor

Sia Dezvareh

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$487.86

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. This course will be delivered synchronously in person, requiring your attendance and participation in scheduled classes held at Burnaby Campus SE10 building on the days and times noted on the course web page. There will be no class on Mon. Feb 19, Mon. Apr 1. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud to complete this course - registered BCIT students will receive further information closer to the course start date with subscription details.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 83363

Duration

Tue Jan 09 - Tue Mar 26 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 83363
  • Domestic fees $447.00
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 26 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Ken McGrath

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$447.00

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course will be delivered synchronously ONLINE, requiring your attendance and participation in scheduled online lectures on the days and times noted on the course web page. This is not a self-paced course. Ideally students should attend all online sessions during the posted meeting times and online class attendance is mandatory January 9, 23, February 6, 20, March 5, 19. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud to complete this course - registered BCIT students will receive further information closer to the course start date with subscription details. A good basic computer operation knowledge is highly recommended and access to a computer that can run complex, data heavy graphics software. It is important to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of BCST 1256 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 61868

Duration

Tue Apr 09 - Tue Jun 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 61868
  • Domestic fees $447.00
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 25 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Ken McGrath

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$447.00

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud to complete this course - registered BCIT students will receive further information closer to the course start date with subscription details. This course will be delivered synchronously ONLINE, requiring your attendance and participation in scheduled online lectures on the days and times noted on the course web page. This is not a self-paced course. Ideally students should attend all online sessions during the posted meeting times and online class attendance is mandatory Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21, Jun 4, 18. A good basic computer operation knowledge is highly recommended and access to a computer that can run complex, data heavy graphics software. It is important to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. If seats remain, registration is permitted without approval up to April 15, 2024, by calling 604-434-1610.
Status

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

Sound Design (BCST 1256) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Broadcast and Digital Journalism
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Music Business
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  4. Video Production and Editing
    Associate Certificate Part-time

Contact Us

If you have a question or comment about this course, please complete and submit the form below.

  • Privacy Notice: The information you provide will be used to respond to your request for BCIT program information and is collected under Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). For more information about BCIT’s privacy practices contact: Associate Director, Privacy, Information Access & Policy Management, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2, email: privacy@bcit.ca.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Subscribe

Interested in being notified about future offerings of Sound Design (BCST 1256)? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.

  • Privacy Notice: The information you provide will be used to respond your request for BCIT course information and is collected under Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). For more information about BCIT’s privacy practices contact: Associate Director, Privacy, Information Access & Policy Management, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, BC V5A 3H2, email: privacy@bcit.ca.