188.458 Audio Production
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
Lecture TubeTUWEL


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

The Audio Production course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental theories and practical skills needed to better prepare you for your multimedia productions during your studies and later in your private and professional projects.

Students will learn the basic elements of designing, recording, editing, and mixing sound for general media production. Upon completion of this course, students will have a basic understanding of audio theory and practical audio skills, including microphone placement, recording audio in the field, editing, and mixing.

Subject of course

The following topics will covered:

  • Sound design
  • Recording voice
  • Editing
  • Mixing (equalization and dynamic processing)
  • Overview of DAWs
  • Psychoacoustics fundamentals

Teaching methods

This lecture with lab practice (VU) does not have a dedicated laboratory or studio for student use. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you have a computer to work with and the needed software for editing audio, for example:

  • Audacity
  • Adobe Audition
  • Your favorite audio editor

Editing and mixing concepts will be taught in a way that can be applied to all DAW (digital audio workstations).

There is audio equipment (microphones, stands) available for students to borrow. Detailed information about borrowing is found in TUWEL.

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS Breakdown (3 ECTS = 75 hours):

Lectures & Pre-Lecture (12 hours)

Projects (50 hours)

Quizzes (8 hours)

Organization (5 hours)


Communication & Resources

Additional communication and information will be conducted via  Slack .

All slides and supplementary readings will be accessible via TUWEL.

If you have a general question or problem, please use the appropriate channel in Slack. Someone else may have the same question or problem.


Literature - References

  • Modern Recording Techniques, 9th Edition by David Miles Huber
  • Producing Great Sound for Film and Video: Expert Tips from Preproduction to Final Mix, 4th Edition by Jay Rose
  • Audio Postproduction for Film and Video: After-the-Shoot solutions, Professional Techniques, and Cookbook Recipes to Make Your Project Sound Better, 2nd Edition by Jay Rose
  • Audio in Media, 10th Edition by Stanley Alten



Course dates

16:00 - 17:0015.03.2021 - 10.05.2021 (LIVE)Lecture
Audio Production - Single appointments
Mon15.03.202116:00 - 17:00 Pre-Lecture
Mon22.03.202116:00 - 17:00 Lecture
Mon12.04.202116:00 - 17:00 Lecture
Mon19.04.202116:00 - 17:00 Lecture
Mon26.04.202116:00 - 17:00 Lecture
Mon03.05.202116:00 - 17:00 Lecture
Mon10.05.202116:00 - 17:00 Lecture

Examination modalities

Evaluation is based on a point system totaling 70 points (subject to change):

• Three projects: 50 points
• Two Quizzes: 20 points

All projects will be created in groups of three, while quizzes will be done individually. All project information will be covered in the lecture, in TUWEL, and on Slack.

Please note, if you hand in at least one project or quiz, you will be considered fully registered for the course and will be given a certificate at the end of the semester. If you choose not to partake in the course after you have handed in the first project, you must notify me before the end of the semester.

There will be no written exam.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.02.2021 00:00 22.03.2021 00:00 01.04.2021 00:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 532 Media Informatics and Visual Computing STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Previous knowledge

No previous knowledge necessary.

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses


  • Attendance Required!