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Sound Design II
Course: MUC222

First Term: 2020 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   5.0 Period(s)   5.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Intermediate level Sound Design and Audio Post-Production for Multimedia.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Explain intermediate acoustic and psychoacoustic principles. (I)
2. Explain concepts of digital signal processing for audio design. (II)
3. Demonstrate techniques of sound design for interactive media. (III)
4. Build a proper portfolio for sound designers. (IV)
5. Apply a design concept through a collaborative final product. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Intermediate Sound Science
   A. Concepts of 3D audio
      1. Binaural theory
      2. Ambisonic theory
      3. Applications of Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTF)
   B. Science of mixing
   C. Sound and visual perception
II. Digital signal processing
   A. Intermediate digital audio concepts
   B. Theory and applications of filters
   C. Use of Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) in audio processing techniques
   D. Synthesis for sound designers
III. Interactive media design
   A. Interaction design
   B. Current game engine technologies
   C. Introduction to procedural audio
   D. Testing and debugging procedures
IV. Portfolio
   A. Online tools
   B. Proper presentation aesthetics
   C. Appropriate skills for portfolio production
V. Production
   A. Design process
   B. Collaborative process
   C. Research and development
   D. Production
   E. Presentation
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 10, 2019

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