Sound Design and Production (Postgraduate) (G409)

PROGRAM
Sound Design & Production
CODE
G409
SCHOOL
School of Media and Performing Arts
LOCATION
St. James Campus
DURATION
3 semesters
STARTING MONTH
September
CREDENTIAL
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
With a strong mobile entertainment and gaming industry in North America, there's an increased demand for sound designers. Modelling standard industry workflows, George Brown College's Sound Design & Production program focuses on creating sound for film, television and games. Students work in collaboration with other media programs to create sound for shorts, animations and games.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

Student in a sound booth

Whether recording audio in studio or in the field, Sound Design & Production students learn to master technical skills and refine their artistic style.

Without a sound designer to create the perfect soundscape, the film, television and game industries are incomplete. Through study and practice in both the technical and conceptual aspects of sound, students become audio storytellers working alongside visual production artists to recreate the real world in a digital depiction.

Students learn how to create sound from scratch through capturing of real-environment sounds as well as Foley creation. At George Brown's studio production facilities, students learn mixing, video game audio, dialogue editing and ADR, sound design and recording to recreate audio landscapes.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes

Course Outline

Required Courses 

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course Name
SDES1001 Sound Design
SDES1002 Live Production Mixing
SDES1003 Sound Design Theory
SDES1004 Picture Scoring
SDES1005 Postproduction ADR and Foley Mixing
SDES1006 Game Audio Design

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course Name
SDES1011 Advanced Sound Design
SDES1012 Applied Postproduction
SDES1013 Sound Art
SDES1014 Production Sound Mixing
SDES1015 Advanced Postproduction ADR and Foley
SDES1016 Sound for Interactive Media

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course Name
SDES2010 Entrepreneurship
SDES2020 Experiential Thesis

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

The Industry 

With Ontario's solid grounding in the film/television industry well established, as well as the growing strength of the gaming industry in Ontario, sound designers have a respected place and fulfill a vital role in both industries. Graduates join highly skilled companies as Toronto continues to create and supply the world with quality content.

Career Options 

The skills acquired during this 12-month program will prepare graduates with a solid understanding of the workings of the sound industry. Graduates will be prepared to work with production companies and sound studios as collaborators within the music, film and television industries.

Potential job titles include:

  • Audio Technician
  • Multimedia Sound Technician
  • Postproduction Technician
  • Sound Designer
  • Supervising Sound Editor
  • Production Mixer
  • Dialogue Editor
  • Foley Mixer
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Recording Mixer
  • Boom Operator

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

6,750.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for three semesters of program starting in fall 2016/17. Ancillary fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2017/18 and at later dates. 

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

  • Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree in Digital Animation, Game Development, Theatre Production, or Film/Video Production, or related field
  • Portfolio
  • Interview*

OR

  • Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree in another discipline with a minimum of two years of experience in sound-related work (resume and references required)
  • Portfolio
  • Interview*

* Please note that only the top-ranked applicants (based on their portfolio) will be invited to attend an interview.

Please note that Domestic applicants who are submitting International transcripts require a Canadian equivalency evaluation. This can be obtained through ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service) at icascanada.ca or WES (World Education Services) at wes.org/ca.

English Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details.

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 2015

Email: media@georgebrown.ca

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus  

The Sound Design & Production program is located at the St. James Campus at 230 Richmond St. East, Toronto.

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George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.