Cut Through the Noise and Launch a Creative Career With Audio Design School


a successful and engaging career after audio design school

If you have always had an ear for great music, attention-grabbing soundtracks, and well-produced soundscapes, then you may be considering attending a post-secondary audio design program. You may also be wondering what exactly a successful career in audio design might look like.

As it turns out, there are many different industries and positions in which a professional with audio design qualifications can pursue creative, engaging work. Here are just a few of the ways that you can kick off your audio design career after completing a top audio production program.

Work in the Film Sector After Completing Audio Design School

One excellent career option for individuals with audio design qualifications is pursuing work in the film industry. Sound design and audio engineering are key parts of the film production process. After all, what would films like Jaws or Psycho be without their iconic soundtracks?

Sound design graduates can play a key role in creating the feel of a film
Sound design graduates can play a key role in creating the feel of a film

After audio design school, graduates can pursue work in the film industry through a variety of jobs. One particularly interesting role is that of the sound designer. Sound designers have the unique and creative role of generating the individual sounds that make up the sound effects for a film, television show or even a video game.

They use specialized recording equipment to capture noises from the natural environment, film sets, and even ones that they create themselves with audible materials. For the film buff with an ear for sound effects, a career in the film industry could be the perfect route after audio design training.

A Bachelors Degree in Audio Design Can Prepare You for a Music Industry Career

Audio design programs can also serve as a worthwhile path to another popular industry for creative careers: music. In the music industry, professionals with audio design and production skills are in high demand. Whether it is for pop music, theater, film soundtracks, advertising, or other media, the work of audio professionals is in high demand in the music industry.

Audio engineering professionals help musicians bring their music to life
Audio engineering professionals help musicians bring their music to life

Roles can range from audio engineer to producer, to studio manager, and more. What they have in common is a need for skills in the technical side of audio production, as well as the creative inclination to give a project its artistic spark. Programs like the one offered at Living Arts College train students in the wide range of audio production skills they need for this career path through courses like Production Studio Management Practices, Audio Engineering, Music Fundamentals, and more.

Take to the Live Event Stage With the Skills Acquired in Audio Design School

Finally, if nothing inspires you more than the rush of a live show, then audio design school could be the perfect gateway to a live sound career. Sound technicians are in charge of ensuring high-quality sound during live performances of all kinds – concerts, theater performances, speeches, and more.

Sound technicians need to mic up instruments like drum kits correctly during live performances
Sound technicians need to mic up instruments like drum kits correctly during live performances

As a sound technician, you can use your expertise to place equipment, work alongside inspiring talent, and control the soundboard during spectacular performances. As you can see, no matter what your interests, work style, or desired creative industry, it is likely that there is a career path for you that can be earned through audio design school. With strong qualifications under your belt and your own creative drive, you are sure to find the role that is just right for you.

Training at a top audio design school will help you get the career you want
Training at a top audio design school will help you get the career you want

Do you want to know more about how you can start crafting your audio design career?
Contact us at Living Arts College to learn more about our bachelors degree in audio design.



Audio Engineering Graduate Kaya Black is now working at KIX 102.9 in Raleigh, NC. Kaya is an on air personality on weekends from 10am-2pm on Saturday and 12pm – 6pm Sunday. Check out his page at After gaining the skills and knowledge in Audio Engineering from Living Arts, Kaya has come to the forefront of his field and is a Creativity Professional.



With his business savvy and extensive industry training, Frank was able to start his own successful events and production business and eventually gained much experience with shift radio production, promotions, remote broadcasts and much more. After nominations for two North Carolina Underground Music Awards, opening performances for Naughty By Nature, Bobby Valentino, Tony Sunshine & Lil Mama and appearances on local TV, radio and newspaper, Frank released his debut solo album.

Frank is now the midday on-air personality/assistant program director for Pulse FM (96.9 & 102.5 – WPLW) from 10am to 3pm.

Living Arts College wishes Frank the best in his continued success and looks forward to hearing about more in the future!




June 2013 Uptone Pictures produced a film based on a true story about a union soldier during the civil war who was captured and escaped from a Florence POW camp in 1864. The film was made here in North Carolina at the Stageville Plantation in Oxford. Twenty one days at approximately fourteen hours per day, cast and crew battled the heat, ticks, snakes, mosquitos, and more to film this epic event.

Mike Davis, CEO of Uptone Pictures and a longtime friend of Living Arts College has always been a huge supporter of our faculty and students. He contracted Professor Craig Brandwynne and his company Center Sound Records to provide all of the audio and music needed for the film. Craig hired about 12 students from the college for the project. Some were paid and some were interns depending on their availability and experience. This was a fantastic opportunity for the students to have this type of credit on their resume while attending college. There were some more students that did participate in a limited fashion but they did get some experience.

Our institution is very proud to be a part on this film as it is opening in over 250 theaters around the country and slated for many overseas markets. The following faculty and students were a part of this production. Some are continuing to work on the M&E Track for overseas distribution.

Union Bound premiered on January 14, 2016 at the Marquee Cinema at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh NC.

Living Arts College received screen credit along with all of the students that participated in the film.


Professor Craig Brandwynne – Sound Supervisor/Composer

Professor Nicholas Bagwell – Lead location sound mixer /Post Production dialog, music editor, SFX editor and mix engineer

Professor Benjamin R. Parks – Additional Voices (ADR)


Louis Russell – Assistant Location Sound Mixer/Boom Operator

Brian West – Boom Operator

Thomas McCollugh – Boom Operator

Post Production

Jefferey Whitner –  Foley & Sound Design

Rebecca Grant – Foley & Sound Design

Max Gratzer – Foley & Sound Design

Jeremey Allred –  Foley & Sound Design

Arnold Hernandez – Foley & Sound Design

Fredrick Williams – Additions Gospel Music

Cameron Bullock – Additional Voices (ADR)

Brandon Thomas – Additional Voice   (ADR)

Jordan Ramsey – Additional Voices   (ADR)

Marsalis Davis – Additional Voices   (ADR)

EXTRAS (On Screen)

Jeremy Pidgeon

Isaac Holder