Sound Engineering are the ones who understand the importance of sound track and how it relates with the visual images. The career requires both technical knowledge and well-developed aesthetic sense and creative sensibilities .
What is Sound Engineering ?
Sound Engineers or Audio Engineers often work in music and film industries , radio and television channels as well as during live performance – to record ,mix, reproduce and manipulate sounds using equalization and electronic effects. They are concerned with mechanical and technical aspects of sound and music. They are the ones who place microphones at the appropriate places on the stage,set levels of audio equipment and technical instruments and turn pre-amp-knobs. They are also ones to add music and sound effects (often using creative technology and ways ) to various shows,sports games, corporate events and even computer games.
Sound Engineers basically improve the quality of music and speech during live shows or in a studio. They also develop new audio technologies and advance scientific understanding of sounds that are audible to human ears.
Many sound engineers work full time at theaters , television and radio stations , live performance venues and film studios on a permanent basis but there are some who works on a freelance basis . They often work long and irregular hours to accommodates hectic shooting schedules and pilling up deadlines .
Who are eligible for these Courses ?
Students who have appeared for their Class XII board exams with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as their subjects can opt for Bachelor degree or Mater degree in Sound Engineering , Audio Engineering or Acoustic Engineering.
Starting Salary for fresher in this field is around Rs. 20,000 to 30,000.once you prove your worth ,there is no limit to what you can earn in this field .
Top Sound Engineering Colleges and Courses available in India.
- Adyar Institute or MGR Government Film and Television Institute , Chennai offers Diploma in Film Technology and Television Production (sound recording engineering ) DURATION : 3 years. Most of the seats are earmarked for natives of Tamil Nadu
- Amrita School of Arts and Science , Brahmasthanam , Edappaly , Kochi offers MFA in Visual Media (DURATION : 2 years ) and B.SC in Visual Media (DURATION: 3 years. )
- ARM Academy of Radio Management , New Delhi offers Certificate in Sound Recording and Radio Production : Open after class X
- Asian Academy of Film & Television , New Delhi offers Video Editing & Sound Recording course (DURATION : 3 months )
- Bhavan’s Institute of Media Studies ,Kochi offers Postgraduate Diploma in Television and Journalism and Diploma in Film Making.
- Biju Patnaik Film and Television Institute , Cuttack offers Diploma in Sound & TV Engineering (DURATION: 3 years)
- Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT), Thiruvananthapuram offers Post graduates Diploma in Science and Development Communication (DURATION: 1 years) only for graduates .
- College of Applied Science , Vadakkencheery offers Post Graduate Diploma in Audio Engineering (DURATION : 1 years)
- Department of Music , University of Mumbai offers Certificate Course in Sound Recording and Reproduction Course (SRR) (DURATION: 6 months)
- Digital Academy – The Film School , Mumbai offers Sound Recording & Engineering Course (DURATION: 10 months)
- Film Actor Mohan Lal’s Vismaya Studio , Thiruvananthapuram offers Audio Engineering course.
- Film and Television Institute of India , Pune offers Post Graduate Certificate course in Sound Recording and TV Engineering (DURATION: 1 year) and Post Graduate Diploma in Sound Recording and Sound Design (DURATION: 3 year): For Graduates only.
- Government Film & Television Institute , Bengaluru offers Diploma in Sound and Recording (DURATION: 3 year)
- IIT Kharagpur offers M.Tech in Media and Sound Engineering (DURATION: 2 years):Graduate Engineers have to appear for GATE to be able to do this course.
- Keltron Advanced Training Centre ,Thiruvananthapuram offers Short-term Diploma course in Sound Engineering (DURATION: 6 months)
- National Institute of Film and Fine Arts (NIFFA) , Kolkata offers Certificate in Sound Recording and Editing (DURATION: 6 months)
- Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute , Kolkata offers Post Graduate Diploma in Cinema Audiography (DURATION: 3 year): Only for Graduates
- School of Audio Engineering (SAE) in Bengaluru, Chennai , Delhi and Mumbai offers Degree and Diploma courses in Audio Engineering , including BA in Digital Film and Recording (DURATION: 3 year) and Diploma in Recording Arts (Sound Engineering)(DURATION: 1 year)
- School of Communication ,International School of Business and Media (ISB&M),Pune offers M.SC in Media Communication , Television and Radio Production. (DURATION: 2 year) and B.SC in Media Communication and Multimedia Technology (DURATION: 3 year)
- Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication , School of Arts , New Delhi offers Diploma course in Audio Engineering & Music Production (DURATION: 1 year ): Mainly for Graduates.
- St. Joseph College of Communication , Changanasserry (affiliated to MG University) offers MA in Cinema and Television (DURATION: 2 year) along with Graduate and Postgraduates Courses in Multimedia.
- Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune offers Bachelor’s of Media Studies with specialization in Audio and Visual Production (DURATION: 3 year): Open to Students who have cleared Class XII with 50% marks in any discipline
- Whistling Woods International Institute for Film and Television , Animation and Media Arts, Mumbai offers full time course in Sound Recording (DURATION: 2 year)
- ZEE Institute of Media Arts (ZIMA), Mumbai offers Steinberg Certified Audio Engineering Pogrammes (DURATION: 1 year)