MCS 447 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Audio Production
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCS 447
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims to give a perspective on audio production as a part of an audio visual.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will use audio devices efficiently.
  • Will effectively use in an audio visual.
  • Will use the sound as an helping tool of transmitting the ideas.
  • Will edit the sound on a digital platform.
Course Content This course is a combination of the knowledge on audio equipments such as microphones, mixing desks, recording devices and an audio editing software. It also covers using the sound as a tool of effective expression.




ACADEMIC CAUTION

Academic honesty: Plagiarism, copying, cheating, purchasing essays/projects, presenting some one else’s work as your own and all sorts of literary theft is considered academic dishonesty. Under the rubric of İzmir University of Economics Faculty of Communication, all forms of academic dishonesty are considered as crime and end in disciplinary interrogation. According to YÖK’s Student Discipline Regulation, the consequence of cheating or attempting to cheat is 6 to 12 months expulsion. Having been done intentionally or accidentally does not change the punitive consequences of academic dishonesty. Academic honesty is each student’s own responsibility.

Plagiarism is the most common form of academic dishonesty. According to the MerriamWebster Online Dictionary, to plagiarize means to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own. The easiest and most effective way to prevent plagiarism is to give reference when using someone else’s ideas, and to use quotation marks when using someone else’s exact words.

A detailed informative guideline regarding plagiarism can be found here.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Presentation and objectives of the course. ‘Sound’ as a concept. Alden, Stanley R. “Audio In Media(8th Edition)”, Thomson Wadsworth Publishing 2008, Chapter 1
3 Advantages and disadvantages of dubbing and live sound recording. Alden, Stanley R. “Audio In Media(8th Edition)”, Thomson Wadsworth Publishing 2008, Chapter 9&10
4 Microphones and their classification. Miking techniques. Alden, Stanley R. “Audio In Media(8th Edition)”, Thomson Wadsworth Publishing 2008, Chapter 4&12
5 Comparison of digital and analog sound. Alden, Stanley R. “Audio In Media(8th Edition)”, Thomson Wadsworth Publishing 2008, pp.120124
6 Analog and digital recording devices. Alden, Stanley R. “Audio In Media(8th Edition)”, Thomson Wadsworth Publishing 2008, pp.124135
7 Mixing Console. Connector and cable types. Alden, Stanley R. “Audio In Media(8th Edition)”, Thomson Wadsworth Publishing 2008, Chapter 5
8 Introduction to Adobe Audition. Digital audio formats. (.wav, .aiff, .mp3) Alden, Stanley R. “Audio In Media(8th Edition)”, Thomson Wadsworth Publishing 2008, pp.147,
9 Adobe Audition 3.0: Nonlinear sound editing. Adding sound FX. www.adobe.com/ap/products/audition/
10 Evaluation of the 1st project: Recording a radio program in the studio (with the criteria of recording quality, choosing the proper equipment and editing skills.)
11 Loudspeakers. Listening conditions. Reproduction of the sound. Alden, Stanley R. “Audio In Media(8th Edition)”, Thomson Wadsworth Publishing 2008, Chapter 3
12 Synchronization between the image and sound Alden, Stanley R. “Audio In Media(8th Edition)”, Thomson Wadsworth Publishing 2008, Chapter 7
13 Evaluation of the 2nd project: Creating an audio line for a movie scene by using folley sounds which are prepared by students.
14 Sound Cards & Digital Interfaces Alden, Stanley R. “Audio In Media(8th Edition)”, Thomson Wadsworth Publishing 2008, pp.132
15 Review of the entire term.
16 Final exam

 

Course Textbooks Soft copy notes and links to sample websites can be used.
References Alden, Stanley R. Thomson “Audio In Media(8th Edition)”, Wadsworth Publishing 2008

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
4
64
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
10
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
1
10
    Total
116

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline. X
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process. X
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice. X
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication. X
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies. X
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public. X
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution. X
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals. X
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1) X
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level. X
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level) X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest