SIAL Sound Studios

SIAL Sound Studios opened in 2004 and are part of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL) housed in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT. It is one of only a small number of international groups devoted to auditory-based research and teaching located in a school of architecture.

Undergraduates and external students can access the Studios through cross-University electives (Soundscape Studies, Spatial Sound Composition and Diffusion) and sound based design studios. Postgraduate study is offered by research at Masters and PhD levels. Candidates’s home disciplines have been architecture, sound design, composition, acoustics, environmental management, computer science and performance. Research is conducted via ARC funded projects, industry contract research and DRI funded projects.

A vertically integrated scholarship model is applied in the Studios that aligns research, teaching and cultural activities across three domains:

  • Spatial Sound Performance and Design
  • Urban Soundscape Research and Design
  • Acoustic Design