University of Technology Sydney

50816 Audio Cultures

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 50835 Audio Culture AND 50861 Audio Culture


This subject explores audio cultures from theoretical and practical perspectives. During the subject students engage with important theoretical concepts about the political debates involved in audio creation, as well as considerations for creators when engaging in audio representations of people, places and communities; including the unique perspective of Indigenous Australians. The subject introduces students to the relationship between sound, music and other art forms and aesthetic traditions as a way of examining audio practice and culture within a holistic context that includes both cultural production and reception. Students develop core skills in analysing and producing audio for a variety of different settings and outcomes, and develop fundamental skills in sound gathering and recording, production planning and collaboration. Students develop skills in applying theoretical and historical ideas in a practical production framework throughout the subject as a foundation for the rest of the major stream.

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