Guías Docentes Electrónicas
1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Web site:
Lecturer: ISABEL GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ - Group(s): 30 
Phone number
Office hours
E. Politécnica Cuenca/2.11

2. Pre-Requisites

Successfully take the subject of Communication Technologies, from the first semester of the first year.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Knowledge and management of basic audiovisual technologies associated with audiovisual content production processes is essential for the professional development of audiovisual communicators.

Creating and manipulating audio or audiovisual content requires knowledge of fundamentals of sound generation and propagation, the influence of the spatial environment and the parameters to characterize audio signals. Management of sound recording equipment and techniques is necessary, as well as the basic principles of editing and processing the audio signal, and its integration into audiovisual messages.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
CB05 Develop the learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.
CE15 Recreate the lighting and sound atmosphere of an audiovisual production.
CE16 Carry out the processes of recording, composition, editing and post-production of audiovisual products.
CE18 Select and use technological tools for the creation of multimedia digital material, animations, virtual sets and interactive contents
CE20 Select and use specific techniques and equipment for capturing and processing audio and video signals.
CG03 Use the basic tools of information and communication technologies necessary for the exercise of professions linked to audiovisual communication.
CG04 Expose the results of academic work in writing, orally or by other means, in accordance with the canons of the communication disciplines.
CG06 Know the state of the world and its recent historical evolution as well as acquiring the concepts necessary for understanding its political, economic, technological and sociocultural dimensions in such a way that they serve as an instrument in the resolution of professional problems and challenges.
CG07 Acquire the ability to work in a team, face collective challenges and cooperatively solve problems, respecting the diversity of the participants and of their contributions.
CT01 Learn a second foreign language.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Join and adapt to a professional audiovisual team.
Correctly handle the linguistic and discursive resources of the Spanish language.
Know the equipment and techniques for recording and editing audiovisual events.
Keep abreast of the technological situation regarding the broadcasting and distribution of audiovisual content.
Know the theoretical basics and professional practices in relation to audiovisual language and the construction and analysis of audiovisual narratives.
Know and apply the phases of the business plan to the audiovisual communication system through the development of a project.
Use computer techniques for the manipulation of the audiovisual signal.
Adapt to constant technological change.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Sound and listen
    • Unit 1.1: Sound. Generation and propagation
    • Unit 1.2: Audition and voice characteristics
    • Unit 1.3: Practice 1
  • Unit 2: Audio signal
    • Unit 2.1: The audio chain. Analog and digital audio
    • Unit 2.2: DAW. Sound cards and digital recorders
    • Unit 2.3: Practice 2
  • Unit 3: Microphones and audio monitoring
    • Unit 3.1: Microphones
    • Unit 3.2: Loudspeakers
    • Unit 3.3: Practice 3
  • Unit 4: Audio editing and processing
    • Unit 4.1: Audio editing
    • Unit 4.2: Frequency, dynamics and time processors
    • Unit 4.3: Audio equipment
    • Unit 4.4: Practica 4
  • Unit 5: Recording techniques and audio mixing
    • Unit 5.1: Recoding techniques
    • Unit 5.2: Audio mixers
    • Unit 5.3: Practice 5
  • Unit 6: Studios and their facilities
    • Unit 6.1: Room acoustics
    • Unit 6.2: Recording studios and radio studios
    • Unit 6.3: Practice 6
  • Unit 7: Audio in audiovisual
    • Unit 7.1: sound language
    • Unit 7.2: audiovisual sound
    • Unit 7.3: Practice 7
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences (only degrees before RD 822/2021) ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures CB05 CE15 CE16 CE18 CE20 CG06 CT01 0.88 22 N N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities CB05 CE15 CE16 CE18 CE20 CG03 CG04 CG07 CT01 1.04 26 N N
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [OFF-SITE] Guided or supervised work CB05 CE15 CE16 CE18 CE20 CG03 CG04 CG07 CT01 2.4 60 Y Y
Project or Topic Presentations [ON-SITE] Assessment tests CE18 CG03 CG04 0.16 4 Y N
Progress test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests CB05 CE15 CE16 CE18 CE20 CG03 CG04 0.08 2 Y N
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests CB05 CE15 CE16 CE18 CE20 CG03 0.08 2 Y Y
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Group tutoring sessions 0.16 4 N N
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study CB05 CE15 CE16 CE18 CE20 CT01 1.2 30 N N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Practicum and practical activities reports assessment 30.00% 30.00%
Oral presentations assessment 30.00% 0.00%
Final test 40.00% 40.00%
Final test 0.00% 30.00%
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    The minimum note of the obligatory evaluable activities will be 3.0 for the reports and 4.0 for the final tests.
    In order to benefit from the continuous assessment, all mandatory reports established throughout the course must be submitted in a timely manner.
    The reports of failed practices may be recovered with a new delivery in extraordinary call, on the date agreed by the teacher.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    There will be two final tests: a multiple choice test and/or short questions (40%) and a theoretical-practical test related to the practices (30%).
    The practical reports must be delivered on the date of the examination call.
    Students who go from continuous to non-continuous evaluation will keep the qualification of the practice reports already delivered.

    Any student may switch to the non-continuous assessment modality as long as they have not participated during the class teaching period in assessable activities that together account for at least 50% of the total assessment of the subject. In case of having reached 50% of evaluable activities or if, in any case, the class period has ended, she will be considered in continuous evaluation without the possibility of changing the evaluation modality.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
The minimum grade for the compulsory evaluable activities will be 3.0 for the practice reports and 4.0 for the final test.
The reports of failed practices may be recovered with a new delivery in extraordinary call, on the date agreed by the teacher.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
The same as for the retake exam.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Guided or supervised work] 60
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 4
Progress test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 30

Unit 1 (de 7): Sound and listen
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 5
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 2
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 4

Unit 2 (de 7): Audio signal
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 2

Unit 3 (de 7): Microphones and audio monitoring
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 4

Unit 4 (de 7): Audio editing and processing
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 5

Unit 5 (de 7): Recording techniques and audio mixing
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 5

Unit 6 (de 7): Studios and their facilities
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 4

Unit 7 (de 7): Audio in audiovisual
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 4

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Bruce Bartlett, Jenny Bartlett. Practical recording techniques : the step-by-step approach to professional audio recording New York Routledge 978-1-138-90442-2 2017  
Chion, Michel (trad. Goldstein,Victor) La audiovisión: sonido e imagen en el cine Buenos Aires La Marca editora 978-950-889-318-5 2018  
Cuenca David, Ingnasi Tecnología del sonido Madrid Thomson Paraninfo 84-283-2920-6 2005  
Izhaki. Roey Mixing audio: concepts, practices, and tools New York Routledge 978-1-138-85978-4 2017  
Katz, Bob La masterización de audio: el arte y la ciencia Andoain Escuela de cine y video 84-933445-5-9 2004  
Piñeiro Otero, Teresa Sonidos que cuentan. La ambientación sonora en el audiovisual Barcelona UOC 978-84-9180-614-1 2019  
Rumsey, Francis; McCormick, Tim Sound and recording: applications and theory Routledge 9780367553029 2021  
Whitaker, Jerry C., editor Master handbook of audio production : a guide to standards, equipment, and system design New York McGraw-Hill 0-07-140876-2 2003  
Zafra, Julián Ingeniería de sonido. Conceptos, fundamentos y casos prácticos libro electrónico Madrid Ra-Ma 978-84-9964-743-2 2018  

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