Telecommunications | Special Projects in Telecommunications
T540 | 25064 | Herber, N.


It is essential for immersive media designers and developers to have
several channels of communication with their audience.
Traditionally, the visual channel has been given the most attention.
The recipe for immersion has relied on graphical wizardry in favor
of creating an experience that is visually compelling and engaging.
What is missing is this same kind of attention and focus on the
audio components of an interactive experience. In the whole of
interactive media this channel has been largely neglected. The audio
elements and overall aural design of the interactive experience have
not been fully considered.

An understanding of audio and its relationship with images is
essential to the success of an interactive production. This course
will approach material from both theoretical and practical
perspectives. While traditional media provides a foundation for the
image + sound relationship, it is also essential to understand the
standards already established in contemporary interactive media and
related fields. To discover the intricacies of this relationship,
students will study the following topics:
 Radio theater & film music models for sound design and scoring
 Classic and contemporary computer games
 Audio for Internet and mobile applications
 Ambient, generative, and A-Life based music systems
 Links between contemporary music practice and new media
technologies
 Sound & music in video art and installation work


This course requires online authorization.