When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Jonathan Higgins
  • Course Code W24MPPJ02A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn how to create sound effects and soundscapes for film, television, animation and games. Use various sound manipulation techniques to shape sound effects creatively. These techniques will include advanced use of reverberation, delay, various modulation effects and exploring the audio editing facilities of Logic Pro X and Pro Tools. Suitable for beginners but computer skills are essential.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Have basic knowledge of available software/freeware for music and media
  • Manipulate EQ, reverb and delay to enhance sound effects
  • Synthesize sounds to create original and unusual sounds
  • Record ‘Foley' or abstract sounds to create your own sound effects
  • Have basic understanding about how to pitch and get work in a competitive market

Class format and activities

Practical workshops Class discussion of listening assignments. Taking notes during lectures and audiovisual presentations Group and individual projects

Entry requirements

Access outside of class to a computer A strong interest in music. Some experience of using Apple computers would be an advantage, but support during class will be given Basic computer skills, file management, etc.

What you need to know before you enrol

Although examples will be drawn from Pro Tools and Logic we can also provide Ableton, Cubase, Adobe Audition and Reaper Due to the nature of the instruments/content of the course you might be exposed to high volume levels. We strongly encourage everyone to bring a pair of ear plugs to every lesson.

What you need

Pen and paper to take notes A USB memory stick to save your work Handouts and materials given by the tutor

What you can do next

Sound Design term 2, Composing for Film 1, Logic Pro, Sound Art, Mixing and Matering