• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Film, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Kim Cunio
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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Music, Sound and the Moving Image offers a dynamic introduction into composition for the moving image. It covers the main aspects of sound including ADR, Foley, and Sound Design, as well as spotting sound and music for film work. Students will record, mix and produce sounds and music as part of a unified whole that allows them to be a one stop shop for sound and music in moving image practice.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Compose musical scores to selected short films with critically informed practice and musical reflection;
  2. Compose in response to external stimuli, temporary music tracks, and current aesthetic models;
  3. Demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of the recording and placement of both Foley and Dialogue Replacement in film; and
  4. Communicate an awareness of your own compositional practice, including in relation to a critique of the writing and artistic work of others in the field of current moving image practice and aesthetics.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Creative Assignments (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-3
Exegesis (10%) Learning Outcomes 3-4

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
 a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities.
 b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Prescribed Texts

Logic Pro X license

Assumed Knowledge

A basic knowledge of Logic Pro X, enrollment in either composition or music technology courses.




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4806 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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