AP1114 – Digital Audio Workstation Techniques
In this module, students will learn the components, setup, and operation of Digital Audio Workstations and Control Surfaces to record and produce sound. Students will develop an understanding of standard Digital Audio Workstation workflows and production practices through hands-on practical application.
AP1123 – Public Address Systems
In this module, students will learn the components of a public address (PA) system, their function, and applications in live sound reinforcement and production. Students will develop an understanding of PA system types and their signal flow, and learn to select suitable components to make a PA system that meets the requirements of a given sound production scenario.
FP1133 – Basic Music Theory
In this module students will learn to read and write music notation, construct scales, and chords, identify intervals, and recognize common musical terms and signs. Students will also learn to recognize song forms in popular music styles.
GE1143 – Preparatory English for College
This course teaches students the fundamentals of English language and covers core aspects of grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
HM1152 – Survey Of Popular Music
This course is a survey of pop music from the birth of the Blues through present day. Students will explore the genres, artists and compositions, and learn about pop music’s impact on society in different times across the decades.
TL1161 – Ear Training Lab: Technical
Through this lab, students will develop skills to recognize frequencies and relative loudness differences of audio signals. Students will also learn to identify the audible effects of time delay, reverberation, noise, and various types of distortions.
AP1213 – Sound System Architecture
In this module, students will study the core building blocks of a professional sound system. Students will apply the knowledge of audio cables and interconnects, microphones, sound recording & mixing equipment, audio processors, and sound reproduction systems to make functional signal routing schemes for recording and producing sound.
AP1224 – Recording Studio Practice
In this module, students will learn to work in a professional studio environment by familiarizing themselves with sound recording equipment, standard studio practices, and common workflows in a professional recording environment. Students will learn to setup and operate recording equipment, and execute a multi track audio recording.
AP1234 – Audio Signal Processing
In this module, students will learn the different types of audio processors, and their application in sound production. Students will explore sound processing techniques using audio plugins, and develop skills in applying equalization, dynamics processing, time and modulation processing, pitch processing and special effects to audio recordings.
GE1243 – Musical Acoustics
This course teaches students the production and behavior of sound and its musical applications. Students will learn about the nature of sound, sound propagation, the behavior of sound in the environment, the sound production mechanisms of musical instruments and room acoustics. The study will also include the process of how physical properties are applied to the design and construction of musical instruments and about how humans hear and interpret sound.
MB1254 – Business Communication
This course teaches the use of positive and persuasive written and oral communication to establish favorable internal and external environments in business practice. Students will learn to create routine business communication material such as emails, memos, business letters, proposals, presentations, etc. Students will also learn to plan and conduct meetings, with actionable outputs.
TL1261 – Ear Training Lab: Production
In this lab, students will learn to recognize the spectral balance, auditory image, spatial impression, and the balance of components employed in recordings through structured listening activities. Through weekly listening analysis and comparative studies, students will also learn to identify the various instruments commonly used in popular songs, and explore the different approaches used in producing songs across music genres.
AP1312 – Careers in Sound Production
In this module, students would develop an understanding of sound production careers and their competency requirements by attending lectures and seminars by industry professionals. Students will also participate in a series of field visits to gain first hand experience of the core competency requirement areas of different industry sectors.
AP1324 – Digital Sound Editing
In this module, students will learn the function and application of various digital sound editing tools and techniques. Students will develop proficiency in performing edits on multiple audio tracks with speed and precision using keyboard shortcuts, and learn to optimize complex multi-track session files.
AP1333 – History and Future of Sound Production
In this module, students will learn about the developments in audio technology and sound production practices since early 1900s, and the role played by the key people and companies involved. Students will also explore how technological advancements influence future models and practices in sound production for various media.