Media Practices: Audio Production
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5576
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course focuses on tuning and engaging students' auditory awareness and subverting the hold that the visual has on our media intelligence. Music and sound sometimes comprise as much as 80% of the emotional content of our mediated experience, but, because they so often go unnoticed, have the covert ability to work their magic while flying under the radar of our media perceptions. The class foregrounds sound and music choices which too often become an afterthought or necessary evil to be dealt with after other design decisions have been made and empowers students to become astute listeners and subsequently informed sonic creators. The course introduces the many ways in which sound and music are exploited throughout our mediated world: advertising, web, radio, TV, motion pictures, interactive art installations, theater and video games. Students gain a solid understanding of how sound impacts and effects how we interact with our world and of the emotions it subconsciously unleashes. Throughout the semester students engage in short, weekly projects designed to increase their auditory awareness; they explore various methods of sound and music production with an ear towards the emotional power and narrative impact created by informed sound and music choices. The class expands on the introduction to sound in Media Practices: Concepts and prepares students for the integration of sound and images in Media Practices: Time-Based and more advanced Sound and Music courses.
Class open to graduate students only.
Open to Graduate students.