What is a Master in Sound Engineering?

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Sound Engineering is an exciting discipline, addressing students with a passion for both technology and arts. By pursuing a degree in Sound Engineering you will master the theoretical and practical skills to handle the technical aspects of recording, editing, mixing, and mastering music and sound, professionally.

During a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Sound Engineering expect to take classes and also receive hands-on training in audio engineering for film and video, production and recording of music, music theory, etc.

By the time you will graduate, you will own a lot of valuable knowledge about how to place microphones, adjust levels, and the physical aspects of a recording process. Your work may not be limited to studio recordings, as you will also be able to set up sound systems for theatres, concert stages, and sports events.

Successful sound engineers must excel in time management, as in this field of work every second counts. They must also be able to meet tight deadlines. As a sound engineer communication, networking, and project management will also be essential. Remaining constantly curious and up to date with industry trends is also important for sound engineers.

Sound Engineering graduates work in industries such as television, radio, film, music, advertising etc. Expect to work with film directors, signers, radio and television people, or multimedia companies in need of high-quality, crystal-clear sounds. Given the wide use of media, you can easily find yourself in gigs related to podcasts, educational video production, forensic audio, gaming sounds, music restoration, sound effects etc.

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Check out our list of Master's degrees in Sound Engineering. Keep in mind you can also study an online Masters in Sound Engineering.

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