University of Technology Sydney

50820 Sound Design

8cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities scheduled for campus until the 27th of August (inclusive) are being moved online. Timetabled activities for the remainder of the session will be held on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): (24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10025 Music and Sound Design Major BMusSoundDes AND 8 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM91009 24cp Professional Development Stream BMusSoundDes) OR ((32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10062 80cp Music and Sound Design Major OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10063 80cp Music and Sound Design Major))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject provides students with creative concepts, histories, philosophies and production techniques involved in professional sound design as practiced in television, film, animation, radio, games, virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. The subject aims to develop students' conceptual and technical skills including advanced specialised location recording, automated dialogue replacement, dialogue editing, foley, atmosphere, sound effects, as well as multi-channel, immersive and binaural sound production approaches. There is a focus on three-dimensional sound creation, recording, editing and mixing. The subject also covers advanced microphone techniques, multi-channel and immersive microphone array techniques, post-production workflows and advanced psychoacoustics.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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Detailed subject description.

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