Introduction to Sound Design IM00BR54-3010

Introduction to Sound Design

Code: IM00BR54-3010

3 cr

Language of instruction: English

Course dates: 25.05.2018 - 22.06.2018

45.00 €

TAMK Mediapolis, Tampere

Registration a minimum of two weeks before the beginning of the course.

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Open University of Applied Sciences

Course dates

28.05.2018 09:00 - 14:00
29.05.2018 09:00 - 14:00
30.05.2018 09:00 - 14:00
06.06.2018 09:00 - 14:00
07.06.2018 09:00 - 14:00


Students is able to use basic sound design techniques and tools for games, interactive media, tv and films. Student is able to collaborate in an international student team.


- soundscape
- image and sound narration
- recording effects and narration in and outside the studio
- synchronisation of sound and image
- using current techniques and tools needed for production
- mixing
- sustainable development

Teaching methods

Lectures, examples of sound designs, short assignments. Coached practises in sound design.

Teaching material

In Tabula, on hard disks and servers.

Methods and grounds for evaluation

Assignments will be evaluated. 3-4 sound design assignments, one essay. Being present is necessary.

Student’s use of time and effort

Wednesday 30.5 9.00-15.00, with pauses. - goals, assignments, facilities, Tabula - basics about sound - basics about sound design - basic sound editing with Pro Tools 11 - using ProTools 11 to do some assignments " orange" " car crash" Thursday 1.6 9.00-15.00, with pauses. - listening car crashes - doing assignments " Tampere 1942" Friday 2.6 9.00-15.00, with pauses. - doing assignments, listening in the afternoon " Tampere 1942" Wednesday 7.6 9.00-15.00, with pauses. - doing assignments in groups "Mars aliens destroyed" Thursday 8.6 9.00-15.00, with pauses. - doing assignments in groups "Mars aliens destroyed" Friday 9.6 9.00-15.00, with pauses. - doing assignments in groups "Mars aliens destroyed" afternoon WRAP UP.

Other information

Please make certain before attending classes, that you have acces to Tabula and TAMK servers. Lecturer can not handle accounts and passwords. Tabula is essential, so contact Students Affair Office in time.

Degree programme and study field

Degree Programme in Media and Arts

Contact teaching group

The educational provision of the open UAS consists of degree programme courses. Contact teaching takes place either in degree student groups which have places reserved for open UAS students or in separate open UAS groups. Contact teaching of these studies is organised in degree student groups.

How to register?

Please register for the course you wish to take using the registration form provided at the top of this page. Submit the form two weeks before the beginning of the course at the latest. After that, you can contact the Open UAS Office ( to ask if there are any free places available.

Registration becomes binding 7 days before the beginning of the course. We will send an invitation to the email address you have given. The invitation will include detailed instructions about starting the studies.

TAMK’s degree students register through the student administration system, Pakki. They will be admitted if there are free places on the course. The studies are free of charge for degree students.

Payment terms

The payment term is 21 days net from the invoice date.

Cancellation terms

Registration becomes binding 7 days before the course begins. The study place has to be cancelled by contacting the Open UAS Office by email (avoinamk(at) If cancelled later, the whole fee is charged. Please remember to cancel your registration in time if you cannot start the studies. It is never enough simply to inform a teacher that you wish to cancel your registration.

Updated 24.04.2018

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