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Sound Engineering

Course duration - 1 year

SIFA’s Sound Engineering programmes introduce students to theories, practices, and tools used in digital audio production, focussing on the fundamental theories and concepts behind various types of digital audio tools. It also includes techniques and technology of professional location sync sound, music recording and film post production, using advanced equipments and virtual mixers.

SIFA's students will learn the various classification of microphones that include dynamic, condenser, ribbon microphones etc, and their professional application. The course also explains the various technical specifications of microphones and selecting the right microphone for the required application.


Introduction to Sound, Accoustics, Types of Microphones, Speakers & headphones, Audio Cables & wiring, Microphone Placing, Audio levels, Signal to Noise Ratio, Digital Consoles, Assigning & routing, Field Recorders, Sync Sound Recording, Vocals with Compressors & limiters and Noise gate, Digital FX Processors, Virtual Processors, MIDI, Ambience Recording, Foley Sound, Recording SFX, Location Recording, Sync Sound, Dubbing & Mixing and Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR).

The course explains the various surround sound formats such as Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS etc. They will also be introduced to the art of surround mixing at our mixing theatre.

Also, the course explains the general maintenance of studio gadgets and the basic hardware know-how that include soldering electronic joints,and making cables and connectors etc.

The SIFA Sound engineer’s benefits:

  • The SIFA sound engineer acquires hands on training on real film projects at our sound studio.
  • Strong theoretical base with focus high on practical base and aesthetic standards from the real film industry environment.
  • Since we have all in-house integrated courses with all departments, students combine to make projects and get knowledge of all aspects of audio production and post-production.
  • Once the students have finished their practical classes, SIFA offers structured opportunities for the students to observe and participate in real shooting location and at our work place.
  • SIFA engineers are well equipped with hands on practical skills necessary to work in the entertainment and music industries.
  • Students will be doing all audio works for their diploma film and take the output as their demo reel.