Sound Designer (Multimedia)








What is a Sound Designer?

A Sound Designer creates art out of sound. They usually work on film and television productions, in theatres and recording studios and may even work at live performances.  Some work in studios that create video games.

They are in charge of manipulating various aspects of sound and pre-recorded elements to create an almost perfect mood, effect or music for general listening.

What does a Sound Designer do?

  • studies the script of a film or TV production
  • meets with the Film Director early in production
  • understands the requirements and expectations of the Director
  • assists with developing effects and music to fit the specific contexts
  • works alongside the composer
  • collects necessary ‘sounds’ for the production

Are you … ?

  • passionate about sound, music and acoustics?
  • good with computers and audio equipment?
  • a person with a good ear sound?
  • able to handle pressure?
  • a problem solver?
  • a good communicator?
  • a peoples’ person?
  • willing to work long and unusual hours?
  • willing to work in extreme weather conditions?

How do I become a Sound Designer?

CLICK HERE for the various qualifications you can do in Sound Technology, Sound Engineering etc.

You will find the qualifications under the section: How do I become a Sound Technician?


  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scamsmake sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Disc Jockey … or … Sound Operator

Is becoming a Sound Designer the right career choice for me?