Short course


This course is delivered in partnership with NFTS Scotland & NFTS Cymru Wales via the NFTS Scotland Virtual Classroom accessed by Zoom.

This course takes place over 5 consecutive Fridays on 15th, 22nd, 29th October, 5th and 12th November 2021

Sound design is the emotional heartbeat of a film, TV show or game, combining technical skills with a passion for telling stories through sound.

This course provides an introduction to the principles of sound editing and design for film and TV.

Through exercises, you will learn how to layer audio to enhance storytelling and where sound fits in the post-production workflow. You will learn about session management and technical aspects of sound editing, which, reinforced by conceptual thinking, will help you take your project to the next level.

This course will be taught in Pro Tools, so some basic familiarity with the software is preferable. However, those using other editing software with a timeline-based editing for sound and picture can also take part in the course.

This course covers:

  • The role of sound in storytelling, breakdown of different sound layers
  • Overview of postproduction workflow
  • Session Management
  • Psychoacoustic
  • Dialogue Editing
  • Sound Effects editing
  • Mixing and deliverables for the final projects


Ania Przygoda is an award-winning sound editor. She won Best Sound Designer at Underwire Film Festival 2014 and was nominated for the prestigious Verna Fields Golden Reel awarded by Motion Picture Sound Editors association in Los Angeles. Ania’s films have previously won British Independent Film Awards in 2017, the Palme d’Or in Cannes 2014, Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival and San Sebastián International Film Festival 2012, Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival, Royal Television Society Award in 2013, to name a few. Her latest feature Make Up premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in October and will be released on 31st of July by Curzon Artificial Eye. Her recent work on Stronger is Better Than Angry directed by Hope Dickson Leach is part of The Uncertain Kingdom and available to watch online on BFI Player.

Ania graduated with an MA in Sound Design for Film and Television from the National Film and Television School in the UK in 2013.

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £795 (reduced to £770 to include cost of one month Pro Tools subscription required for course)
Corporate Rate: £1220

As part of our work to diversify the screen industry workforce, there is reduction in fees of up to 50% made available by our partnership with the BFI for freelancers with disabilities, who are ethnically diverse or from lower socio-economic backgrounds Please advise in your application statement if you are eligible and are applying for this reduction. 


How to apply

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To apply for this course, please complete the application form. You will be asked to upload a copy of your CV.

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