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Film and Sound Design Program

Occupational AAS Degree Film and Sound Design 

The Film and Sound Design program offers an occupational degree
that immerses college students in the world and industry of film and sound
design. IPR’s condensed training program allows students to earn a multi-skill, multi-functional Occupational Associate of Applied Science Degree in as little as two years.  Film and sound design program students learn hands-on, entry-level skills in every aspect of the film business: recording, post-production, and design. Work as a part of a team to produce your own film- from concept and storyboard, to production and editing – you’ll graduate with a portfolio of work to showcase your creativity and launch your career in the exciting Film Industry.

Video is one of our most powerful conduits of information and expression, and digital video production specialists are the technical and artistic storytellers who are vital in shaping this content. The Film and Sound Design Associate degree program prepares you for a real-world role in digital video editing, production management, camera and lighting effects, and visual story development through a learning experience in professional studio classrooms.

From small-scale, low-budget independent documentaries to multimillion dollar feature films, graduates of the film and sound design degree program will be well prepared for this exciting and rewarding industry. Using the latest industry-standard tools, our film and sound design school immerses you in your video and film production artistry, both in theory and application, emphasizing corporate and commercial production, as well as short and feature narrative filmmaking.

Our film and sound design associate degree coursework can lead to a variety of entry points in the digital video and film production industry. We help you build a strong visual portfolio for your career search through time in our school’s studios, where you can even partner with college students in other programs such as audio production and live sound to enhance your digital video and media production learning experiences.

Careers in Film and Sound Design

  • Associate producer/production
  • Associate producer/post
  • Production coordinator
  • Production manager
  • Stage manager
  • Unit production manager
  • First assistant director
  • Second assistant director
  • Script supervisor
  • Production assistant
  • Director of photography
  • Camera operator
  • Gaffer
  • Key grip
  • Best boy grip
  • Dolly grip
  • Grip
  • Sound mixer/audio engineer
  • Boom operator/audio assistant
  • Assistant editor
  • Editor
  • Floor manager


Your Film & Sound Design Career Starts at IPR!

The Institute of Production and Recording was designed with the creative student in mind. We provide hands-on training to those individuals who want a behind-the-scenes education in several programs related to the creative arts. Gain the skills you need to turn your passion for film and sound design into a career.

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Film and Sound Design Courses
College students are required to earn all credits from the following list of courses:

Introduction to Pro Tools

Audio Engineering I

Audio Engineering II

Audio Post Production I

Audio Post Production II

AV295 Filmmaking and Sound Design Capstone

Video Production I

Video Production II

Video Production III

Video Editing I


Visual Effects

Video Post Production

Demo Reel Production

Introduction to Media Careers

Business Management for Media Professionals

Principles of Design I

Electives approved by dean or program chair : 10

Total Core Minimum Credit Requirement: 68

A minimum of 30 credits, at least three credits from each category:


CM111 Speech Communications
CM121 Composition (required)
CM200 Intercultural Communications
CM210 Creative Writing (required)
CM220 Art of Persuasion
CM230 Mass Communication


HU100 Introduction to Humanities
HU121 Film in Society
HU125 World Music
HU150 Introduction to Literature
HU200 Art in the Modern World


NS105 Biology
NS111 Environmental Issues
NS116 College Algebra I (required)
NS121 Earth Science
NS216 College Algebra II


SS103 Global Citizenship
SS116 Introduction to Psychology
SS123 History of American Music
SS140 Interpersonal Relations (required)
SS205 Sociology

Total General Education Minimum Credit Requirement: 24
Total Program Minimum Credit Requirement: 92 


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