Aug 13, 2020  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

TIME 221 Sound

College of Art, Media & Design

3 credits 90.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

Sound is a sensuous medium that touches our bodies and minds in profound ways. This introductory course investigates the expressive range, communicative power, and aesthetic structure of sound as an artistic material. Frequent readings and listening examples will demonstrate the ways that sound communicates, and will enhance students’ awareness of the medium. Practical exercises will build fundamental skills in observation, editing, and mixing. Students will learn to listen, develop their technical and aesthetic sound vocabulary, and explore audio recording and digital sound editing in order to create aural projects, which cover the spectrum of sound art. This course will offer a historical overview of sound as an artistic and conceptual medium weaving in and around the movements of Dadaism, Futurism, Fluxus, Musique Concrete and New Music. All of these instances of sound experimentation have profoundly influenced current sound developments, including current mobile media practices, and have proliferated in the vast landscape of interactive, re-mixable, shared and networked multimedia.

Prerequisites IMAG*101

This course is not repeatable for credit.