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NM2600 - Music and Sound Media

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

Available to all students

This subject will inform students of the critical role that music plays in contemporary aural and visual media cultures including the web, radio, film and television. Key aspects relevant to production and reception are examined in the context of local, national and global environments. Relationships between sound and media outputs are explored in both mainstream and alternative settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to undertake basic analysis tasks relevant to a range of sound and music devices applied in media settings;
  • basic aural analysis skills as relevant to sound and music;
  • understanding of the use and production of music and sound in a variety of contemporary media settings.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); sound assignments for radio, tv and recording (70%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.