University of Technology Sydney

50859 Speech, Music, Sound

8cp; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): 50861 Audio Culture OR 50857 Electronic Music Composition
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


This subject focuses on the relationships between speech, music and sound; exploring the communicative roles of aural perspective; rhythm, melody and timbre in music as well as speech; everyday soundscapes; and film and television soundtracks. Subject areas covered include the human voice in cinema, semiotics of sound and music, and the interrelationships between textual language and music. Study of the theoretical aspects of the subject are reinforced by practice-based sessions and assessments.

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