NIDA Sound Design Essentials

Sound Design Essentials

For adults 18+

Level: Beginner

Gain an understanding of the techniques used in practical sound design and realisation. Learn how to extract sound elements from a dramatic source. Use professional equipment to realise a sound design.

Course components

  • Break down a text for sound ideas.
  • Learn processes for creating a simple sound design.
  • Use professional equipment to realise a simple sound design.


  • Ability to use a dramatic source to generate sound ideas.
  • Knowledge of the processes and possibilitites of sound design.
  • Confidence using sound equipement to realise a simple sound design.

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No experience necessary

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.

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