Short Title:Audio Design & Production
Full Title:Audio Design & Production
Module Code:AUDO H2003
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Author:BRIAN HANNA
Module Description:This second year module is designed to augment the practical and theoretical radio skills acquired in module RDPR H1008, Radio Production, with the emphasis on general audio design skills for use in not only radio but also the application of audio in other media. Designed specifically to integrate with the student’s experience of video and multimedia production as encountered on the course, the aim is for the student to understand the importance of good audio practice and utilise the concomitant concepts and practical skills in all further audio work. It also provides a good foundation for the concepts and skills presented in the third year module RDPR H3003,Advanced Radio Production.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Master basic audio post-production techniques
LO2 Demonstrate understanding of copyright as applied to audio-based media, and both source and create copyright-free music for use in production soundtracks
LO3 Select, create and place processor FX and SFX ideally with respect to designed audio
LO4 Digitally multitrack and process audio and MIDI to a high level of competency
LO5 Plan, design and produce audio for soundtrack use

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment SFX Narrative – editing and mixing of pre-recorded SFX to create an effective designed narrative to a high level of technical competency. 1,3,4 25.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Music Edit – editing selected music to create an effective and thematically appropriate Intro and Outro theme with Advertisement Sting to suit a selected genre of television programming. 4,5 25.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Ringtone – utilisation of software MIDI programs to create an original 16 bar composition incorporating at least percussion, bass and melody lines, musical progression and definite time signature and tempo. 2,3,4 20.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment ADR – using all the tools, techniques and competencies acquired in the module to design, script and create an effective, appropriate and technically proficient original soundtrack to a selected Quicktime clip such as a game or animation trailer. 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer/Lab Students will attend in-class lectures, lecturer-led demonstrations, practical workshops and practice sessions, tutorials, seminars and critique sessions. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time The student will study recommended reading or other media as directed, and practice technical competencies as acquired during class time. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Ethan Winer 2017, The Audio Expert, 2 Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 9780415788847]
Recommended Book Resources
  • David Miles Huber, Robert E. Runstein 2017, Modern Recording Techniques, 9 Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 9781138954373]
  • Dan Hosken 2015, An Introduction To Music Technology, 2 Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780415825733]
  • Daniel J. Levitin 2006, This is your brain on music, Dutton New York, N.Y. [ISBN: 0525949690]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HAVAB_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 3 Mandatory
TA_HAVAB_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 4 Mandatory