Narratives in Sound

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Narratives in Sound
Summer 2024
Taught By: Joan Schuman
Section: A

CRN: 1308

Credits: 3

Summer offers a rich tapestry of sound as windows are flung open and barriers between indoors and the cacophonous soundscape outside are made more porous. In this course, students listen to a range of styles from varying "broadcasts" in order to understand the breadth of sound-only storytelling and the range of new radio genres. Narrative structure and audience reception are compared within and beyond the medium's changed landscape including terrestrial broadcasts, random and regular online offerings and hybrid transmissions such as GPS-facilitated soundwalks. Productions invite students to experiment with form and narrative subjects by applying concepts from the Third Coast Audio Festival's short documentary competition, "Neighbors," and the "Radio as Flaneur-Radical Pedestrianism" approach from the podcast, 99% Invisible. Assignments challenge students to gain skills in interviewing, field sound collecting, recording gear usage, editing and material organization and story pitching. The breadth of the course is devoted to fully producing a narrative work suitable for an identified genre of airplay. The class is designed for those with basic audio production skills and access to tools (on-site at The New School labs or via home computer/audio recording gear).

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: June 17, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 25, 2024 (Thursday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:08pm EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 6/10/2024 - 8/9/2024