ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Forsbergs Sound Design is a two year higher vocational program for aspiring sound designers. The program aims to give a creative and professional education when it comes to sound design for video games, movies, ads, theatre and events. We put focus on innovation in interactive sound design, music and audio production. Characterized by ‘learning by doing’ we put particular emphasis on creating ideas and developing your own creative ability. The program is eligible for study aid through CSN for Swedish citizens.
Sound Design is a full-time 100 weeks long programme, including an internship period. Regular class hours are usually during daytime on weekdays. However, some classes may be scheduled in evenings and on weekends. The school is open around the clock for your own work. The training consist of lectures, workshops, tutorials and presentations of the various projects, individual work and group work.
Audio production. Interactive audio design principles. Sound design for video games, movies, and events. The principles of a music studio, mixing and mastering. Audio principles, the physics of sound. Working with the game engines Unity and Unreal. Audio programming for audio engines Wwise and FMOD. Marketing. Copyright. Presentation skills, vocational guidance and industry knowledge. Internship period.
The tuition fee is SEK 260 000. The education is exempt from VAT (value-added tax). Financing the tuition fee is possible for Swedish citizens through tuition loans from CSN (Swedish financial aid for studies). The education is eligible for CSN study aid under section B1 (tertiary level). The programme requires that you have access to your own laptop.
Financial aid for studies: International students
The programme is accredited by the Kingdom of Sweden, and therefore may qualify for financial aid for studies to students from many countries the world over, that provides this possibility to their citizens. A few of the many that do, are Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and the self-governing Åland Islands. But there are of course also many others that provide this possibility.
If you are not a Swedish citizen but still have a residence permit for Sweden, for another reason than studies, you may also be eligible to apply for financial aid for studies on the same basis as a Swedish citizen.
All students receive a diploma after passing the education in all sub-courses.
HOW TO APPLY
We want to get a feeling for who you are and what your experience and expectations are. Please send us some of your audio/ musical work that best reflects you and your abilities. Also please provide a brief explanation of who you are and be clear about what your goals are during and after this education.
Below is some inspiration for the kind of material you can send us, though feel free to send anything that best represents you.
1. Create a musical composition that reflects who you are as a person.
2. Create a soundscape to a 30 second long video clip. You can focus on sound design, ambience, or simply something that represents the feeling of the clip.
3. Send us a recording of your band or live performance
ALL AUDIO FILES SHOULD BE IN .WAV FORMAT