Course Description

In this course, you'll learn the basics of sound transmission in an acoustic environment. You'll gain an understanding of how acoustic behaviour affects our perception of sound and the important role of physical factors, such as studio design. You'll also learn about the proper placement of loudspeakers, how audio signals are manipulated, recorded, and distributed and how digital audio is created and transmitted. Lastly, in this course you'll examine unique audio workflows such as Ethernet audio and the appropriate technology support for each flow.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you'll have an understanding of:

• acoustical sound transmission
• human perception of sound (psychoacoustics)
• acoustical modal behaviour and how it affects the sound of a room
• studio design for producing good acoustic behaviour
• reverberation
• microphones, mixers and loudspeakers
• metering and monitoring audio signals
• audio distribution and patching used in audio installations
• digital audio transmission and distribution
• the AES digital audio interface standard
• multi-channel surround sound systems
• Ethernet-based audio distribution in a studio or production facility.


Computer and WIFI access is required for this course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Acoustics and Audio Systems
Lecture - Online Asynchronous
Sep 09, 2024 to Nov 17, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,010.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Read the Course Start Instructions email that was emailed to you when you registered for this course. It provides important course details and steps that must be taken prior to your course starting.  

If you have additional questions, contact Advising at conedadvising@sait.ca.

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