NNC.0V: Sound Design Course - Montreal

Aspiring sound designer? 

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

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.


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Key facts

Intakes: January, May and September

Duration: 12-months (555 hours)

Delivery: Full-time – Campus

Class Time: Daytime

Language: French and English

Tuition Fees*:

Domestic: $14,630

International: $14,630

ACS (Attestation of College Studies)

*For more information on tuition fees, please refer to Tuition Fees and Intakes page.

Domestic Scholarships and Grants

International Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and Grants are available for a limited time. *T&Cs apply.

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 Signal Path – 45
  • MIDI Studio – 45
  • Music Theory and Culture – 45
  • Studio Recording Techniques  – 45

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.

  • Audio Postproduction – 60
  • Digital Studio – 45
  • Sampling and Synthesis – 45
  • Digital Music Production and Beatmaking – 45

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.

  • Audio Integration for Video Games – 45
  • Sound Design for DJ – 45
  • Advanced Sound Creation Techniques – 45
  • Audio Industry – 45

Please note that Trebas Institute Quebec Inc reserves the right to modify the content of this program.

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Skills and Competencies

Throughout the sound design course, 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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