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WSQ Sound Design for Video Games

Course Description

Game Sound Design: Create Immersive and Engaging Audio Experiences

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to create immersive and engaging audio experiences for video games. You will learn the fundamentals of sound design, from soundscaping and dialogue to music composition and implementation. You will also gain hands-on experience with industry-standard audio software, so you can develop the skills you need to create professional-quality audio for games.

In addition to the technical aspects of game sound design, you will also learn the artistic side of the craft. You will learn how to create soundscapes that are believable and immersive, and how to use music to create emotional impact. You will also learn how to work with other game developers to create a cohesive audio experience that enhances the gameplay.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine sound assets needed for the sonic identity of a video game
  • Prepare license applications and supporting documents for use of copyright material
  • Manipulate recorded sounds to fit different video game environments
  • Record, edit and manpulate dialogue for video games
  • Design soundscapes across various genres, from simple handheld mobile games to highly realistic and immersive environments.

Supported by :

Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification
Skills Future SG
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Course Outline

Day 1 Day 2
Introduction to video game sound How sound balance, sound design, sound effects and acoustics contribute to the creation of tone and mood
Audio assessment and analysis Manipulating sound recordings
Work with sound effect libraries, SFX plug-ins and virtual instruments Recording game dialogue
Using copyright material Audio project review

Course Schedule

21 - 22 March 2024 Day 1 - 9.30am - 6.30pm
Day 2 - 9.30am - 6.30pm
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Assessment Modes

The course will be assessed through a mix of written answers and practical activities.

Who Should Attend

Those interested in becoming sound designers and sound engineers in the video game industry.

Things to Bring

  • Wired headphones or earphones
  • Laptop with DAW installed (Optional)
  • Mac device with Logic pro (Recommended)

Course Fees

Corporate (Employer-Sponsored)1
Individuals4


CORPORATE (EMPLOYER-SPONSORED)1
SMEs2 Non-SMEs
Course Fee & Subsidy Amount Course Fee & Subsidy Amount
Course Fees (excl GST) S$980.00 Course Fees (excl GST) S$980.00
Baseline SkillsFuture Funding (50%) S$(490.00) Baseline SkillsFuture Funding (50%) S$(490.00)
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (20%) S$(196.00) - -
GST S$88.20 GST S$88.20
Total Course Fees Payable S$382.20 Total Course Fees Payable S$578.20

ADDITIONAL SUBSIDIES
SMEs2 Non-SMEs
Additional Support via Absentee Payroll S$63.00 - -
Up to 90% Additional Subsidy from Skillsfuture Enterprise Credit3 S$335.16 - -
Max additional support and subsidies S$398.16 - -

1Refer to full details of Funding Support for Employers found here

2SME declaration guide can be found here.

3Subject to individual companies Skillsfuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) balance. Full details of SFEC scheme
available here.

Course Fee

S$ 382 20*
  • Original Course Fee:
    S$980.00
  • Sound Design for Video Games

    Course Duration:
    2 Days (16 Hours)

    Mode of Training:
    Classroom Based

    Mode of Assessment:
    A mix of written answers and practical activities
*Course fee is based on highest subsidy available for Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above or employees sponsored by SMEs. Course fee includes 9% GST.

Entry Requirements

Participants should be familiar with audio editing software such as Pro Tools or Logic Pro. They should also have some understanding of sound design principles.

Be able to read, write and speak English at WSQ Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 5 and able to manipulate numbers at WSQ Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Level 5

Certification

A SkillsFuture WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) – MED-MPN-4043-1.1 Sound Design and Creation will be awarded to candidates who have demonstrated competency in the course assessment and achieved at least 75% attendance.

This course is certified by SkillsFuture Singapore under the WSQ Skills Framework for Media (Course Code: TGS-2023036457)

Course Support Period: 08 Aug 2023 – 07 Aug 2025

How to Apply

Get In touch with us

Do you want to learn more? Speak with our programme advisers at +65 6255 8037 or get in touch by filling in the contact form.

Registration Fee

Secure your seat by making a $30 (refundable upon successful completion of course) application fee. This will be refunded upon successfully completion of the course and issuance of your Statement of Attainmemt by SkillFuture Singapore. This usually takes 4-6 weeks after your assessment.

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