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CAEL2041: The Art of Sound and Noise

This unit of study approaches sound in the broadest sense as it crosses barriers through physical and cultural space, and exists as a force in the world. In this unit, you will undertake a studio-based approach to the production of sound art works, including sound objects, instruments, sonic sculpture, sound installation, performance and new ways of working with sound. The unit begins with the physicality of sound and music physics. You will listen to sonic phenomena, materials, forms and existing sound works. This unit will be conducted in an open studio framework including a variety of workshops, sound studios and digital labs.

Code CAEL2041
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000-level from CAVA or 12 credit points at 1000 level from CASF

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Have developed an understanding of noise orientated sound art through the recording and presentation processes necessary for producing an artwork
  • LO2. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of contemporary art practices, histories and theories that informs their own creative processes
  • LO3. Plan and manage individual work practice and to work autonomously
  • LO4. Initiate, develop and resolve work, appropriate to aims and proposals
  • LO5. Demonstrate rigorous and independent thinking
  • LO6. Engage critically with social, cultural and ethical issues and apply local and international perspectives to extend their creative practice
  • LO7. Use appropriate technologies and media to effectively gather information
  • LO8. Support ideas and concepts through verbal and visual means,
  • LO9. Objectively and critically evaluate concepts and reflect on their resolution,
  • LO10. Apply OH&S principles to all aspects of practice

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.