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At VFS, we measure the success of our programs by what our students, alumni, and respected members of the industry have to say about us. Here's a sample of what people are saying about the Sound Design for Visual Media experience at VFS.

I was looking for an institution where I could get technical and practical education. VFS was just right choice because of the intensity and the depth of the program. Besides, VFS was, I believe, the first and the only institution that had the program focused on the audio post for film in North America, probably in the world.

Dongwhan Kim
Sound Design for Visual Media Graduate
Sound Designer, Live Tone Digital Sound Production (Seoul, Korea)

It's a school that really helps open a lot of doors, the teachers are amazing, and it is literally boot camp for your creative soul and tech skills.

Caitlin Kaposhilin
Sound Design for Visual Media Graduate
Content Specialist, Pump Audio (Getty Images)

The Sound Design program at VFS allowed me to completely reinvent myself. I went from a boring, mindless job to a challenging and creative career. I was able to apply practical knowledge from the Sound Design program into a variety of film, TV, and game projects. I now have the choice to jump between fields as opportunities present themselves. The depth of the program is only limited to what you can get away with in terms of sleep deprivation. Through hard work and determination the possibilities are endless, and that's why so many of us alumni have such cool jobs.

Dorian Pareis
Sound Design for Visual Media Graduate
Sound Designer, Ubisoft

Enough words cannot be said about the instructors at VFS, they all have their special niche in which they are experts, and they are some of the nicest, most down-to-earth people I have ever met. VFS is an intensive program where you can really tighten up your skills and take them to the next level.

Kyle Fraser
Sound Design for Visual Media Graduate
Sound Designer, Microsoft

Honestly, I wouldn't be talking about this opportunity [at Skywalker Sound] if it weren't for the Sound Design program at VFS... I think what really helped me get to this point was the people - the Sound Design faculty is gold.

Jessica Lemes da Silva
Sound Design for Visual Media Graduate
Sound Effects Recordist, Skywalker Sound (Beowulf, Horton Hears a Who!)

Everything you learn at VFS is important and relevant to master because it all applies when you leave.

Nassim Ait-Kaci
Sound Design for Visual Media Graduate
Audio Director, Ubisoft

I learned more in my one year at VFS than I did in my four years as an undergrad at university.

Jodie Kupsco
Sound Design for Visual Media Graduate
Sound Artist, Capcom Vancouver

The biggest factor for me was that it wasn't another recording arts school. It's amazing how few schools exist that feature audio post and sound design as the focus of their curriculum. VFS, on the other hand, was just the opposite: they taught audio post, design, editing and game audio which is what I wanted to learn.

David Kizale
Sound Design for Visual Media Graduate
Sound Designer, Ghostbusters: The Video Game

At the end of the Sound Design program, a number of local industry professionals come to hear our final projects and provide us with critical feedback. At this event, one of the industry professionals was the VP of a local post-production studio. He asked me to come see him after graduation to discuss potential contract work. We reviewed my demo reel at this meeting and the next day I was working.

Craig George
Sound Design for Visual Media Graduate
Sound Designer, The L Word, The Haunting Hour: The Series

VFS was a compact year of study that got straight to the point, guaranteed a highly-motivated person the right skill set to get a job in an extremely competitive industry, and had a faculty to back it up.

Steve Bigras
Sound Design for Visual Media Graduate
Sound Designer, BioWare

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