Module Title:   Soundscapes

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0211D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Computing, Informatics and Media (Bradford Media School)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Mark Goodall

Additional Tutor(s):   Guest Speakers TBC

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

An understanding of the properties and uses of sound production and related theoretical perspectives. Use of theoretical models to analyse a subject related to sound.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures and screenings are used to impart requisite knowledge; an essay, seminars and tutorials are used to explore theoretical issues in further detail.
Supplementary assessment: repair deficiency in original submission.

Lectures:   5.00          Directed Study:   155.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   40.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

contextualise the development and use of technologies for sound production and reproduction and their cultural applications in the cinema, media, broadcasting and music industries.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

apply skills in the analysis of sound through presentations and written work.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

plan and deliver a presentation and an essay.

  Coursework   50%
  Essay (2000 words)
  Presentation   50%
  Individual presentation (10 mins)

Outline Syllabus:
The development of sound recording and the effect of changing technologies within the film, broadcasting and music industries; early electronic instruments, music concrete, synthesizers. MIDI, computer music and sampling; music in the age of mechanical, electronic and digital reproduction, ambient music; sound and the moving image; music on film, MTV and the rise of pop promos; radio: programming and audience; the sound studio; audio recording software and its uses.

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