Sound and Space

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Sound and Space
Spring 2024
Taught By: John Roach
Section: A

CRN: 13365

Credits: 3

This course takes a deep look at the way that sound behaves in space and provides an introduction to immersive sonic experiences. The class begins by creating sound for headphones, the media listening environment that we are most familiar with, and culminates in a spatial project that surrounds a listener in a real space using multiple speakers. Sound and Space focuses on the use of Adobe Audition for stereo and 5.1 surround as well as various techniques for recording and editing audio, mixing, and working with multi-speaker arrays. The activities of the class are grounded in a basic introduction to auditory perception, the behavior of sound in the natural and built environment, and precedents in art, architecture, technology and music.

​​Open to: Parsons First Year students, and others, space provided.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 5:40am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 720
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024