Film Sound - Bachelor
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Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

Film Sound - Bachelor

The bachelor’s programme in sound for film is for students who are interested in becoming audio engineer in the field of film and video games. Main language of instruction is Swedish.

The film sound profession consists of two parts: production sound recording and post-production. During the shooting of the film, you are a member of a film crew as it films the different scenes. The work involves both technology and creativity, which means collaborating with other team members and with the actors. Quick solutions have to be found to problems as they turn up.

In post-production, sound is added after the film has been edited. This is the most creative part of the job, when you model the soundscape as part of the film narrative. This also includes recording sound effects and background noises, so-called foley. In addition, the audio engineer often collaborates with the composer of the film’s music.

Work with video game sound consists of the same two parts as above. Many game sound tasks are also similar to those of film sound, but the demands on how to record game sound are different. The post-production work is also different, especially in terms of collaboration with other members of the production team. One thing in great demand among gaming companies is the knowledge of dramaturgy presented in this course.

Sound for Film is a vocationally-oriented university programme aimed at preparing students to move directly into a professional career in the film, gaming or television industry.

The Bachelor’s Programme in Sound for film

The programme is mainly practical. Theoretical components are aimed directly at practical applications. Short theoretical courses lead to practical exercises in which the theory can be applied. You will learn cooperation in big and small film crews through practical exercises in the form of short film productions. You will also learn to work with documentary film, feature film and the basics of audio design in the gaming world.

The programme involves a high degree of independent work, carried out under supervision.

You will attend audio-specific courses as well as joint courses with other media students. Production exercises are carried out with students from other bachelor programmes in the field of film on our school or with game developer students at other universities.

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  • Entry requirements

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

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    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

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