Sound in cinema, in the form of dialogue, sound effects, and music, is as important to storytelling as image. Using industry-standard studios and technology the one-year Sound Recording and Sound Design specialisation at LVPA teaches students the skills to effectively record sound on location and in studio, as well as the technical expertise and aesthetic awareness needed to work as sound designers on feature films, television, the web, digital games or live productions.
In addition to gaining an in-depth understanding of acoustics, microphones, boom operation (sync-sound on location), ADR (dubbing), Foley, studio design, monitoring, webcasting (for live or OTT audio/video events) and advanced digital signal processing techniques, students learn techniques to record, process and mix sound for cinema as well as music and songs to the highest professional standards. At LVPA sound design is taught on the Pro-Tools platform with 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos mixing. Sound Recording and Sound Design students collaborate with students in other departments during pre-production, production, and post-production work on projects.