Sound Design | Film, TV & Game Audio Design at VFS

One Year Sound Design for Visual Media Program
At Vancouver Film School

An inside look at Sound Design

In this video, Head of Department Shane Rees is joined by Sound Design alumni discussing their path to VFS and their experiences in the program.

As a student in Vancouver Film School’s Sound Design for Visual Media program, you’ll live and breathe audio for one full year. You’ll focus your education around the sounds that make up the entertainment landscape, from the mundane to the otherworldly. You’ll work in industry-grade facilities, which include an Avid ICON D-Control ES dual-operator system, and learn from a faculty of accomplished film, television, and game professionals as you develop the skills and experience to launch your career. The Sound Design for Visual Media program concentrates on two main career fields: post-production sound for film and television, and game audio (sound for video games).

Post-Production Sound for Film & Television
There are many different career paths in post-production audio for film and television, including:

• Assistant Editor
• Editor
• Room Tech
• Recordist
• Re-recording Mixer
• Foley Walker
• On-set Mixer
• Sound Designer

Game Audio
Many of the positions in Game Audio are similar to Post-Production, however there are some unique roles, including:

• Audio Artist
• Audio Lead
• Audio Director
• Sound Designer

The Results - Selected Alumni Credits

Alumni Interviews

Sound Design for Visual Media graduates discuss their careers in film, television, and games.

What You Will Learn

The proven VFS model of education matches your passion for sound with the tools you need to become a successful audio professional. Here are some of the highlights from your year as a Sound Design student at VFS.

Professional Faculty

All the instructors in Sound Design are professionals from the field. Our faculty match your education to the culture and workflow of a post-production Sound Design studio.

The Results

VFS is very often the first place major companies look to for new artists. Skywalker Sound, Radical Entertainment, Disney Interactive, Sharpe, Relic, Post-Modern, Microsoft, EA, Western Post, Next Level Games, Rockstar, Crytek, are just a few of the places where VFS Sound Design students find work.


Projects in the Film Production and Animation & Visual Effects programs at VFS are finished in the Sound Design program just as a motion picture would be finished in Hollywood. Experience as part of a collaborative production schedule is essential preparation for the day-to-day environment where Sound Designers work.