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Course Code: 
VCD 382
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Course Objectives: 
The course aims for students to acquire and to develop a general insight, capability and sensory abilities about the combination of sound design and visuality.
Course Content: 

Students acquire general information about sound design on video and animation, sound editing, balance and harmony of sound with visual and sound production programs.

Course Methodology: 
1-Lecture, 2-Interactive Lecture
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A-Exam, C-Assignment, D-Experiment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. Designs sound on video. 1 1,2 A,C,D
2. Gets general information about sound design. 3,4 1,2 A,C,D
3. Edits sound on video. 6 1,2 A,C,D
4. Examines sounds different usage combining visuals. 8 1,2 A,C,D
5. Produces motion graphic production timing with the help of sound. 9 1,2 A,C,D


Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction – Sample Exam – General Descrıptıon General introduction to the courses, slights about examples of sound and visuality, facebook group page opening
2 Examination Of Several Examples – Musıc Watching the examples of sound and visuality combination (moving graphic over sound design, audio-visual performances, sound installation) and several music and sound design listening (electroacoustic music, fieldrecordings, soundscapes)
3 Introduction To Adobe Audition – Sound Editing Basic introduction to Adobe audition programme (presentation of the programme’s interface, sound import, sound editing, volume adjustements, exporting)
4 Sound Application On Visuality (Adobe Audition) + Homework Essays of sound editing on video, sound and movement harmony, essays of description of movements by sound. Essays of sound bibliography creation with sound editing on video.
5 Foley Technique – Foley Performance Essay- Basic Sound Record Techniques (Adobe Audition + Recording Gadget) Watching Foley related examples (several hollywood made sound effect making off documentations), foley performance essay with students’ objects, sound record essay by zoom record gadget.
6 Sound Editing On Mixing And Visual (Adobe Audition) – Guest Artist Basic mixing techniques of a already recorded sound or a sound (compression, volume balance, reverb, delay) and sound design over a visual – Guest Artist ( Alp Çoksoyluer)
7 Student Presantation Students are asked to realize a sound design over an animation with the help of a sound that they will record themselves.
8 Mid-term  
9 Listening – Sample Observation – Introduction To Ableton Live – Guest Artist Audiovisual performance (guest artist Giray Gürkal + ? ), general sample observation, general outlook to Ableton live programme.
10 Basic Sound Application Techniques (Ableton Live ) Effects application to a sound by Ableton live’s different effects and methods, alteration.
11 Basic Sound Editing And Production Technıques (Ableton Live) + Homework Sound effects application to a sound by Ableton live’s several effects and methods, alteration. Basic sound production techniquesi. Production of 5 different sounds from a single sound as a homework.
12 Introduction And Description Of The Graphic Notation Technique – Sample Observation Description of graphic notation technique, its use technique, observation of the samples. Conceptual importance and history of graphic notation.
13 Essays Of Graphic Notation Techniques + Homework Essays by the use of graphic notation technique. Which visual forms can match with sounds? Thinking the sound’s visual reflection. Production of different forms and finding its sound equavalent as a homework.
14 Graphic Notation Techniques And Composition Essays Essays of general composition by graphic notation technique. (design of 1 mn. sound editing, intro-development-conclusion)
15 Student Presentation  
16 Final Exam  




Mid-terms 1 40
Final 1 60
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
Total   100



Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Uses technical and academic knowledge accumulated in visual communication design field for authentic projects.         X
2 Designs 2 and 3 dimensional creative products considering the aesthetic rules.      X    
3 Employs efficiently the technical innovations required by the professional field.         X
4 Analyses problems related to the field starting from the concept and develops appropriate projects for the targeted audience.         X
5 Behaves according to the national and international professional ethical principles.     X    
6 Builds awareness to universal and social problems by developed projects and offers solutions to them.         X
7 Gains sectoral experience by compulsory internship, relates academic knowledge with field experience.     X    
8 Grasps the importance of interdisciplinary working by lifelong learning mind-set and collaborates with different teams.         X
9 Develops concepts and puts forth innovative and authentic works to enrich the cultural and artistic accumulation related to the field.         X
10 Transforms the creative ideas into moving and interactive visual expressions, executes multi-dimensional designs.     X    




Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 4 56
Mid-terms 1 4 4
Final 1 4 4
Total Workload     120
Total Workload / 25 (s)     4,8
ECTS Credit of the Course     5