University of Technology, Sydney

Staff directory | Webmail | Maps | Newsroom | What's on

50818 Singing and Vocality

8cp
Requisite(s): 50816 Audio Cultures OR 50817 Audio and Music Production
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 50833 Speech, Music, Sound AND 50859 Speech, Music, Sound

Description

This subject explores the contribution that the human voice and sonic vocality make to music and sound cultures. Students learn to consider the communicative roles of aural perspective, rhythm, melody and timbre in the voice as it sings and speaks, as well as its role in everyday soundscapes and film and television soundtracks. Subject areas covered include the human voice in screen cultures, semiotics of sound and music, the interrelationships between textual and sonic language and the uses and abuses of sonic power. Theoretical concepts are reinforced by practice-based sessions and assessments, allowing for the development of analytical skills with a practical underpinning.


Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.