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Graduate Certificate of Sound Design & Production
Graduate Certificate of Sound Design & Production

Graduate Certificate of Sound Design & Production

  • ID:GBC010050
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree in Digital Animation, Game Development, Theatre Production, or Film/Video Production, or related field

  • Portfolio

  • Online Interview*

  • * Please note that only the top-ranked applicants (based on their portfolio) will be invited to attend an online interview.

  • Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree in another discipline with a minimum of two years of experience in sound-related work (resume and references required) Portfolio Online Interview*

English requirements 

  • Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)
  • Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.
  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program, Level 9
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band
  • TOEFL, 88 (online) minimum 22 in each skill band
  • MELAB, 85
  • PTE (Academic), 60, overall minimum
    55 in each skill band
  • CAEL, 70 overall (writing 60)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency), 176 or more (with no individual skill below 169)
  • George Brown Admissions Test (Mature applicants only), Available
  • *NEW Duolingo English Test, 125

Course Information

Whether recording audio in-studio or in the field, as a Sound Design & Production student, you will learn to master technical skills and refine your artistic style.

Without a sound designer to create the perfect soundscape, the film, television and game industries are incomplete. Applying the technical and conceptual aspects of sound, you will become audio storytellers working alongside visual production artists to re-create the real world in a digital context.

You will learn how to create sound from scratch through capturing real-environment sounds as well as Foley creation. At George Brown's studio production facilities, you will learn mixing, video game audio, dialogue editing and ADR, sound design and recording to re-create audio landscapes.

Code: P409

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Required Courses


  • semester courses

  • SDES1001, Sound Design

  • SDES1002, Auditory Cultures

  • SDES1003, Sound Design Theory

  • SDES1012, Applied Postproduction

  • SDES1005, Postproduction ADR and Foley Mixing

  • SDES1016, Sound for Interactive Media


  • semester courses

  • SDES1011, Advanced Sound Design

  • SDES1004, Scoring and Music Editorial

  • SDES1013, Sound Art

  • SDES1014, Production and Location Sound

  • SDES1015, Advanced Postproduction ADR and Foley

  • SDES1006, Game Audio Design


  • semester courses

  • SDES2010, Workplace Preparation and Entrepreneurship

  • SDES2020, Experiential Thesis

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The skills acquired during this 12-month program will prepare graduates to navigate the workings of the sound industry. Graduates will be prepared to work with production companies and sound studios as collaborators within the music, film and television industries.

Potential job titles include:

  • Audio Technician

  • Multimedia Sound Technician

  • Postproduction Technician

  • Sound Designer

  • Supervising Sound Editor

  • Production Mixer

  • Dialogue Editor

  • Foley Mixer

  • Sound Effects Editor

  • Recording Mixer

  • Boom Operator

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)

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