Sound Designer

Sound designers create sound for film, television, theatre, video games, and music.  Sound gives film and live action a sense of location, period, or mood.  Sound effects are usually added during the editing process.  Sound designers work with production mixers, sound supervisors, editors, and directors in order to the create the right sound elements.

This is a good field for someone with natural musical ability and awareness of their sound environment.  Sound designers can either be employed by audio post production houses or work on a freelance basis, providing their own digital audio workstations.

What does it take to be a great sound designer?

  • Good communication skills
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Work well with others
  • Understand acoustics
  • Strong knowledge about technological tools, software, and editing techniques

Lots of post-production programs give students the basic knowledge and skills needed to launch their career in sound design.

  • Bachelor, Digital Media, Major in Post-production (film) at Tribeca Flashpoint College in Chicago, IL.
  • BFA, Sound Design at Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GE.
  • BFA, Sound Design at Boston University in Boston, MA.
  • BA, BFA, Sound Design / Audio Post-production at Emerson College in Boston, MA.