The rapid growth of the gaming industry, the increasing accessibility of VR and continued demand for spatial audio in media products has made effective sound design more essential than ever to the success of a production. Whether you want to pursue a career in film, television or gaming, this three-year degree programme will help you to develop the creative skills and technical know-how required to succeed as an audio specialist.
As a sound design student, your hands-on training will see you making use of Solent’s wide range of specialist audio production facilities. These include one of the only private Dolby Atmos™ cinemas in Europe, fully equipped ProTools HD recording studios, professional audio laboratories and a hemi-anechoic chamber equipped with a range of National Instruments data acquisition/analysis systems.
Solent’s sound for film, TV and games curriculum is designed to help you specialise your knowledge towards specific career pathways, preparing you for work in either creative or technical roles. As well as choosing from a range of optional units, you will also have the opportunity to undertake a major independent research project. This research project will allow you to take an in-depth look at an area of the industry that interests you – acting as a springboard into either your first graduate role or further high-level study.
Another important element of the course is collaborative project work. During your studies you will take part in shared units, live briefs and client projects alongside students from other media disciplines. This will introduce you to industry methods of working and help you to build a portfolio/showreel of fully-realised creative projects. Past projects have included mobile games, documentaries, dramas and on-location live broadcasts.
What does this course lead to?
There are a wide range of careers open to graduates with a good blend of technical and creative sound design skills. These include roles in the film, TV and computer games industries, as well as in cinema installation and design, audio systems design, music recording and production.
During the course, students will have the opportunity to specialise in specific areas of audio design and sound production – perfect for those with a specific career pathway in mind.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for candidates who aspire to careers in audio engineering, particularly those who would like to work within the media industries. Students should be passionate about sound design and willing to work with a range of technologies.