When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Jonathan Higgins
  • Course Code W23MPPJ02C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn synthesis and sound shaping techniques to create your own sounds and effects and enhance story telling with sound. Analyse a film script to develop sound ideas prior to post-production. Analyse current film trailers and create sound design for an existing film trailer to use as part of your portfolio of work. Use automation and MIDI controllers to perform real-time manipulation of effects parameters for sound design. You will also study the work of other sound designers and create sound effects for a short animated film.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop sound design ideas from a script
  • Create your own sounds and effects to enhance story telling
  • Create sound effects for a film trailer
  • Perform real-time manipulation of effects parameters
  • Create sound design for animation


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Demonstrations and explanations from Tutor Practical workshops Class discussion of listening assignments Taking notes during lectures and audio-visual presentations 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 Logic we can also provide Logic, 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

    Composing for Film, Logic Pro, Sound Art, Mixing and Mastering courses