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Sound Design - Montreal

Aspiring sound designer? 

Learn how to create the perfect sounds for video games, television, films and much more with the Sound Design Program at Trebas Institute.

Our instructors are constantly working to update the program to keep you at the cutting-edge of the industry.

Additionally, our team are trained in state-of-the-art recording and editing equipment to help you thrive in any aspect of today’s modern recording industry.

As a result, you’ll be ready to take on roles including sound mixer, Foley artist and much more.

Tuition fees

Key facts

Intakes: January, May and September

12-months (45 weeks)

3 terms

Full-time

Daytime classes

Diploma program
(Attestation of College Studies)

 

Program Overview

During your first term, you will focus on the following: principles of audio theory and how sound reacts through the signal path; the fundamentals of music theory and how to improve critical listening; MIDI language as it is used for creating and arranging music (along with learning how to use the related software programs); as well as studio recording techniques in a professional studio with real musicians.

  • Audio Processing and the Signal Path -- 45h
  • Music Theory and Culture -- 45h
  • MIDI Studio - - 45h
  • Studio Recording Techniques -- 45h

The second term will enable you to consider the foundations of sound design using various techniques such as differential synthesis and digital sampling; sound design techniques for DJ and live performance applications; audio post-production techniques to mix audio tracks, sound effects, music and dialogue in timed synchronization with video. You’ll also focus on the advanced functionalities of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) such as Pro Tools.

  • Sampling and Synthesis -- 45h
  • Sound Design for DJs -45h
  • Audio Postproduction- 45h
  • Digital Studio- 45h

Your final semester will focus on advanced techniques to design custom sounds using differential, additive, spectral, granular synthesis and digital sampling; sound design for video games by creating complex interactive mechanisms that respond to the changes within the game and adapt to the player's choices; the structure of the audio industry and how to effectively advance your career within it; as well as how to produce music using cutting-edge, industry standard music production software programs.

  • Advanced Sound Creation Techniques- 45h
  • Sound Design for Video Games- 45h
  • Music Industry and Management Tools- 45h
  • Digital Music Production and Beatmaking- 45h


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Skills and Competencies

Throughout the program, you will develop a range of skills and be able to perform a range of tasks. Some of these include:

  • Sound design for visual media (film, TV, video games, etc.)
  • Foley (the reproduction of everyday sounds) for visual media
  • Sound recording and mixing
  • Operate industry standard digital audio software programs
  • Audio postproduction for film and video
  • Assess the acoustics of a room or studio space
  • Music production (music theory, composition, electronic production tools)
  • Sound for DJ applications (creating loops, sound effects, etc.)
  • Ear training
  • Effectively navigate the audio industry
  • Understand and implement career development activities

 

Career Outlook

Our graduates pursue successful careers in the following roles:

 

  • Audio postproduction supervisor
  • Electronic music producer
  • Foley artist
  • Sound designer for music
  • Sound designer for visual media (film, TV, video games, etc.)
  • Sound mixer/editor
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