Sound Design for Moving Images (MSR4120.01)

Senem Pirler

This class is an introduction to the creative approaches and applications of sound design and audio production for moving images. In this course, we will explore the techniques used in the audio post-production for moving images and focus on the role of the sound designer. We will focus on designing sounds using Foley recordings, sound effects editing, and post-processing. Students will learn how to edit dialogue, sound effects, and music. Seminar-style lectures will also be included where concepts and artistic approaches are discussed.

Learning Outcomes:
Main objectives of the course are:
- To explore sound and image relations.
- To examine how to design sonic narratives.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Design sounds for moving images using appropriate tools and creative ideas—including (but not limited to) using recording technologies, performing Foley, sound libraries, and ProTools software.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Send an email to, expressing your interest in the course and noting any related prior coursework in sound recording, e-music, and sound design.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
Tu 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Film and Video , Fully In-Person , Sound Design and Recording , Two Credit
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