Sound Design & Production Program (Postgraduate) (P409)

Program Description

Program Overview

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 Description

Whether recording audio in-studio or in the field, as a Sound Design & Production student, you will learn to master technical skills and refine your artistic style.

Without a sound designer to create the perfect soundscape, the film, television and game industries are incomplete. Applying the technical and conceptual aspects of sound, you will become audio storytellers working alongside visual production artists to re-create the real world in a digital context.

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

Program Requirements

The Sound Design & Production program requires students to have access to a personal computer with the following minimum specifications:

  • laptop or desktop
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7
  • graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 or equivalent
  • RAM: 4GB – 8GB (the most you can afford. the better)
  • screen: 13.3-inch – 15inch
  • storage: 500GB – 1TB SSD
  • additional Storage: 2-4TB Portable HD
  • personal recorders: Zoom H1n or higher; Tascam DR-05X or higher

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

The skills acquired during this 12-month program will prepare graduates to navigate 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


With an established grounding in the film/television industry and the growing strength of the gaming industry in Ontario, sound designers have a respected place and fulfill a vital role in both industries. Graduates will be prepared to work with production companies and sound studios as Toronto continues to create and supply the world with quality sound content.

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.

From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

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