Department of Media & Design

Sound Design

My Studies

 

1. Semester

Media Design - Explore | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180374104 City of Design - Local Networks 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Local agency scene, visiting agencies in Graz and the surrounding area, networking between students and the economy
Language: German/English
Media Design - Explore | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374108 Design & Research 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Lectures alternating with intense phases of research. Students research and work focused on the current developements in their focus. The aquainted knowledge should be transferred between topics and semesters
Language: English/German
Media Design - Explore | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374106 Design Management & Strategic Design 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Tools and role of contemporary design management, how to implement design thinking in companies, application of futore-orented innovative design principles in companies
Language: English
Media Design - Explore | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374107 Desingning with Code 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Generative and rule based design with contemporary grafic orientated programming languages like processing, jitter etc
Language: English/German
Media Design - Explore | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374105 Marketing and Corporate Identities 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Marketing concepts and strategic planning, branding and brand management, development of a corporate identity on the basis of practical case studies.
Language: English
Media Design - Explore | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180374101 Media Theory 1 SWS 2 ECTS
General media theory with special focus on digital media, detailed overview of the most important media and design theories of modernism, the history of the development of communication theories, contemporary references. Overview of media theories of the last 30 years, especially focussing on postmodern theory construction.
Language: English
Media Design - Explore | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180374102 Narratives and Dramaturgy 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Dramaturgy of analogue and digital media, time-based and static.
Language: German
Media Design - Explore | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374103 Psychology of Perception 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Basics of the psychology of perception and the physiology of the sensory system.
Language: English
Elective Subjects:
Elective Subjects | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374122 3D Media Design 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Planning and prototypical development of their own concepts in 3D Media Design. The emphasis lies on 3D authoring tools combined with projection/visualisation techniques.
Language: English
Elective Subjects | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180374125 Audio Production and Postproduction 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Within this course standardized audio recording techniques as well as mastering audio for music and film production will be treated, whereby the main focus is on the use of digital audio effects, synchronization of audio equipment, multi-channel environments and metering audio. Practical tests and implementation of concepts will be examined on existing multi-channel procjects.
Elective Subjects | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374123 Screendesign 1 SWS 2 ECTS
theorie and practice of screendesign, visual aesthetics and displays.
Language English/German
Elective Subjects | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374124 Sound and Communication 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Fundamentals of sound and sound propagation, selected chapters of music acoustics, fundamentals of sound perception (relationship of sound event and auditory event), chain of acoustic communication - selected aspects, sound quality, acoustical semantics and speech
Elective Subjects | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374121 User Experience Design 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Development of interaction and interface concepts, content oriented design, development of prototypical solutions.
Language: English
Field Sound Design:
Sound Design - Explore | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374119 Design & Research 1 (SND) 1 SWS 4 ECTS
Based on the lectures students research and work focused on the current developements in their focus. The aquainted knowledge should be transferred between topics and semesters.
Language: English/German
Sound Design - Explore | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374126 Digital Sound Processing 2 SWS 4 ECTS
Sound Design - Explore | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 180374120 Project Work 1 – Explore (SND) 5 SWS 8 ECTS
Realisation of projects combining various media and synergetically using different technologies. In the project works different production processes are implemented in a practical division of labour. In the first project work emphasis lies on the experimental research of up-to-date scenarios and products in sounddesign, which have to be finalised with a demonstrator or mock-up. Main focus is put on the development of an innovative and visionary idea.
Language: English

2. Semester

Business and Management - Experiment | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180374203 Leadership Lectures 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Leadership and management qualities looking at selected examples. Seminars held by managers of agencies , heads of public relations and designers.
Language: English
Business and Management - Experiment | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180374204 Project Management 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Basics of professional project management
Language: German
Excursions | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374205 Excursion 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Analysis and critical survey of internationally relevant examples of design agencies and similar businesses. Visiting design agencies and other relevant institutions.
Language: English
Research and Discourse - Experiment | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374202 Design & Research 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Lectures alternating with intense phases of research. Students research and work focused on the current developements in their focus. The aquainted knowledge should be transferred between topics and semesters
Research and Discourse - Experiment | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374201 International Design Discourse 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Current design trends are being discussed on the basis of case studies and web as well as blog entries. Students should develop critical abilities and communication skills.
Language: English
Field Sound Design:
Sound Design - Experiment | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374221 Acoustic Ecology – Theory and Practice 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Introduction into noise prevention, air- and structure-borne noise, noise and vibration, implication of noise, optimization of room acoustics, noise abatement in urban development, visualization of noise, acoustical development e.g. in automotive industry, lifestyle products and home appliances, Applications in CAVE including audio spatialization
Sound Design - Experiment | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374225 Design & Research 2 (SND) 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Lectures alternating with intense phases of research. Students research and work focused on the current developements in their focus. The aquainted knowledge should be transferred between topics and semesters
Sound Design - Experiment | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 180374226 Project Work 2 - Experiment (SND) 6 SWS 11 ECTS
The knowledge gained in Project Work 1 is being refined in iterative processes, the actual topic is being narrowed down and realised in a fully functioning prototype, in which the experimental component predominates.
Language: English
Sound Design - Experiment | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374223 Sound and Interaction Design 1 SWS 1 ECTS
The proposed lecture contains topics related to Human Computer Interaction with Audio. Initially, user centred design theory and usability evaluation will be covered. Following the course will focus on the use of audio modality and the spatial dimension of audio in human computer interaction. Ways to present information through audio using speech and non-speech sounds as well as sonification will be presented. Perceptual and cognitive aspects of auditory scene analysis, perception of space and aspects of attention will be examined and their application into auditory display design will be discussed. How audio interacts with other senses such as vision and touch within the scope of user interface design will be discussed. Finally, interaction techniques will be presented and ways to implement them through contemporary technologies involving user tracking and sensing will be discussed.
Sound Design - Experiment | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374222 Surroundsound and Spatialisation Techniques 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Headphone- versus loudspeaker based applications, Introduction of conventional 2D and 3D audio reproduction systems, object vs. channel based methods, discussion of formats and conventions, 3D Audio-Tools in theory and Application
Sound Design - Product | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374227 Sonification and Acoustic Displays 2 SWS 2 ECTS

3. Semester

Research and Discourse - Product | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374304 Design & Research 3 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Lectures alternating with intense phases of research. Students research and work focused on the current developements in their focus. The aquainted knowledge should be transferred between topics and semesters
Research and Discourse - Product | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374305 Final Crit 1 SWS 2 ECTS
The students' works and the portfolio are subject to feedback given by experts.
Language: English
Research and Discourse - Product | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374302 Future Design Lab 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Lecture focussing on experimental design concepts in an interdisciplinary and visionary context are being taught.
Language: English/German
Research and Discourse - Product | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 180374303 International Design Discourse 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Current design research is being discussed on the basis of literature, case studies and web as well as blog entries. What is Research by Design, how could a creative, scientific work look like?
Language: English
Research and Discourse - Product | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374301 Proseminar Master´s Thesis 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Basics of scientific work, research, documentation, creative techniques.
Language: German
Field Sound Design:
Sound Design - Experiment | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374326 Sound and Interaction Design 02 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Sound Design - Product | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374322 Advanced Postprodution 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Advanced audio-techniques in the post production process. Fokus lies on mastering, synchronization, realtime-synthesis, soundrestauration, pluginarchitecture and programming.
Sound Design - Product | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374324 Design & Research 3 (SND) 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Lectures alternating with intense phases of research. Students research and work focused on the current developements in their focus. The aquainted knowledge should be transferred between topics and semesters
Sound Design - Product | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374323 Physical Modelling of Sound and Material Science 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Basic vibratory systems – starting from simple resonant lumped mass-spring system (dimensionless), cavity resonator and vibrating plates (multi-dimensional resonant systems), sound textures and state-of-the-art sound synthesis methods to rebuild material properties and simple mechanical structures.
Sound Design - Product | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 180374325 Project Work 3 - Product (SND) 7 SWS 14 ECTS
Based upon the prototype realised in Project Work 2 a realistic product/scenario is being developed. In this process, the students learn how a visionary, innovative idea of an experimental prototype is turned into a marketable product/scenario.
Language: English

4. Semester

Master´s Thesis | Master Thesis (MA) | Coursecode: 180374402 Master´s Thesis 0 SWS 28 ECTS
Scientific work, supervision of the master thesis.
Master´s Thesis | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180374401 Seminar for Master´s Thesis 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Preparation of the master thesis, immersing in the topic of the master thesis, discussion of topics.
Language: English