SOUND DESIGN

One Year Autonomous Certificate Course offered by MGM


The Media today in India is demanding technically sound and stable creative Audio Engineers capable enough to handle enormous power of today’s technical development in Audio Engineering. May it be in the field of E-learning , Radio/TV broadcasting, Pod casting, Gaming, Mobile learning, Animation, Cinema, or simply on the internet, Sound plays a key role and gives rise to various fields of work. The detailed study of sound with industry oriented training is the foundation towards starting a bright career in the field of Audio Engineering . The syllabus of this programme is designed with keen interest to deliver the highly intellectual knowledge to the student. This collaboration will help launch the audio engineering discipline and enable students to develop their career as Audio Engineer.



• One year study time (20 hr practical + 10 hr theory, 20 skill development tasks per week)
• Learn from award-winning, practising film makers
• Create reputation with a community of industry experts
• While developing your skills as a versatile and malleable industry skills make your own extensive showreel
• Avail facility of Scholarships given by MGM Charitable trust
• Showcase your Short Film (student project) at AIFF (Aurangabad International Film Festival)
• MGM will promote best short films made by the students at world-class film festivals
• World class DVD, Blu rey, eBooks library (along with all required reference books)



Intakes: In the month of June
Hours: 30 per week (plus additional hours, incl. evenings and weekends)
Our intensive 12-month Certificate Course In Film Direction was the first of its kind to offer “full picture Film Direction”. You will learn all expected Film Direction disciplines: allied arts, directing, producing, editing, screenwriting, cinematography, sound and film marketing. In over 30 hours of practical tuition per week you will find out where your strengths lie, and move into the industry with a wealth of skills, useful contacts and practical knowledge. All our faculties, trainers and mentors are film industry professionals with a working knowledge of current practice and a horde of striking credits. Regular faculties include Award winning director Chandrakant Kulkarni, Noted lyricist and playwrite Dasu Vaidya, Vetran Critic Ashok Rane, Award Winning screenwriter Ajit Dalvi. You will work with high end digital cameras (such as the Arri Alexa or Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro) Learn the current industry software including Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Final Draft, Movie Magic EP Budgeting & Scheduling, Avid Media Composer and work on a broad range of projects and film shoots including: visual narratives, short films (two-, four- and eight-minute) and commercials. This all ensures that you leave MGM’S DFA with an extensive showreel of work.




• Introduction of students
• Explaining ideology of the course
• Collecting Students’ inputs & their ideas
• Orienting students towards audio engineering & introduction of the field




• Linear Recording Systems
• Random Access Recording Systems
• Live Stereo Recording
• Recording with several mics & mixer
• Multi-track Recording
• Increasing involvement in music
• Different ways of listening



• A vibrating source
• How sound travels in air
• Characteristics of sound wave
• Amplitude
• Wavelength
• Frequency
• Phase and Phase Shift
• Harmonics
• Envelopes
• Frequency Spectrum
• Sound in Electrical Form
• Decibel Theory
• Human Ea• Harmonics
• Envelopes
• Frequency Spectrum
• Sound in Electrical Form
• Decibel Theory
• Human Ear


• Behavior of Sound in Rooms
• Echoes
• Reverberations
• Leakage
• Standing Waves
• How to Tame Echoes
• Controlling Room Problems with Recording Techniques
• Controlling Room Problems with Acoustic Treatment
• Controlling Room Resonance
•Making Quieter Studio
•Simple and Economic Acoustic Solution
•Studio Development Project Briefing


• Mixers
• Microphones
• Mic Preamps
• Direct Box
• Monitoring System
• Effects
• Cables and Connectors
• Rack and Patch Bay
• Pop Filters
• Mic Stands and Shock Mount


• Loudspeaker Types
• Complete Loud Speaker System
• Cue System
• Speaker Requirements
• Near field Monitoring
• Far Field Monitoring
• Speaker Placement



• Digital Vs Analog Recording
• Introduction to Binary Word
• The Digital Audio Signal Chain
• Analog to Digital Conversion
• The Clock
• Sampling Frequency
• Bit Depth
• Quantisation
• Jitter
• Dither
• Digital Audio Signal Formats


• Linear Digital Recording
• DAT Recording
• ADAT Recording
• Hard Disk (Random Access) Recording
• CD Recording
• DVD Recording


• Preproduction Stage
• Instrumentation and Recording Order
• Track Assignment
• Session Sheet
• Production Schedule
• Track Sheet
• Microphone Input List
• Instrument Layout Charts
• Setting up Studio and Control Room
• Recording Sessions
• Overdubbing
• Mixing Session
• Mix down and PMCD (Pre-Master Compact Disc)


• Apple Logic Pro
• Avid ProTools Steinberg Nuendo / Cubase


• Getting inside Pro Tools
• Creating your first session
• Making your first audio recording
• Importing media into your session
• Making your first MIDI recording
• Selecting and navigating
• Basic editing techniques
• Basic mixing techniques
• Finishing your work


• Tonal Balance
• Clean Sound and Clarity
• Smoothness
• Presence
• Spaciousness
• Sharp Transients
• Tight Bass
• Wide and Detailed Stereo Imaging
• Wide but Controlled Dynamic Range
• Distortion and Noise


• Equalization Techniques
• Compression & Limiting Techniques
• Dithering and Other Mastering Process
• Final Audio Master CD
• Activity –V (Mastering Stereo Tracks)


• Recording
• Editing
• Mixing
• Mastering up to 32 tracks (At least one vocal and two acoustic instruments are compulsory)

Designing a Well-equipped Studio Written Research and Study Presentation compulsory


We firmly believe that excellence in technique only will support the maker to dream high and achieve it. We are proud that we are one of the very few institutes in India which provide in-house VFX, DI (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_intermediate ) and mastering facility.
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We follow the industry method to start the production. Students are supposed to pitch for their concept of the film. They will work with screenwriting students on the final draft. Final draft and budget will be presented in front of the panel of Producers. After approval from producer panel students are supposed to complete the project with industry discipline. They follow the projected schedule and come up with the complete film by strictly following the limitations of time and budget. We strongly believe that this skill will help students to grown in the competitive industry along with their creative skills.
Students will select crew from other specialisations like actors from Acting diploma, director of photography from cinematography diploma and so on.
We will provide autonomy in student’s decision making to manage the proposed budget in DFA currency. (Students will get credits in DFA currency which they are supposed to spend for hiring cast and crew, studio bookings and all related expenses. Students will be graded on their budget handling skills also)
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Students are encouraged to attend events and screenings at a range of film festivals throughout the duration of the course. MGM’S DFA is involved with a variety of film festivals like Aurangabad International Film Festival (AIFF). In addition students are invited to attend workshops held at these festivals and facilitated by the MGM’S DFA. Where possible, students will be issued with delegate passes for relevant festivals, where we actively encourage attendance at screenings or networking events. Such festivals may include the Yashwant International Film Festival, Mumbai or Filmingo Short Film Festival. their budget handling skills also)
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MGM’S DFA is a Film making community that operates like a production company. Students from all courses regularly support one another so that their film-school experience will be enhanced. Film Editing Certificate Course students work for post-production and Sound Design students join the sets with students of Certificate Course In Film Direction for sound and so on.
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To start your journey as a director with us please register for the Orientation Workshoptest at REGISTER NOW. You will receive a mail about details of Orientation Workshop test.
If you need any information or counselling please click the NEED COUNCELLING button and you will receive a call from our councillor.
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• 10+2 or equivalent can apply
• Students with good experience from the field of theatre, music, fine art, etc may get priority in the limited seats criteria
• Students with a non-traditional background will be considered on the strength of their knowledge about the subject and their performance in Orientation Workshop where student can demonstrate transferable skills in other relevant areas
• Those who have experience in the field can present their work in audio visual format at the time of FINAL INTERVIEW
• Fluency in English is must for the applicant, as so many mentors and tutors will be from non-Hindi and Marathi background



“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”
-Orson Welles
• We will welcome you if you are Committed, dedicated and passionate for filmmaking
• If you want a professional career in film
• If you are Collaborative and have a capacity to articulate creative people
• If you have practiced on Film making or any other art form (Allied Arts)


Apply Now

• Register yourself before July 5, 2018
• Orientation Workshop is on June 7 & 8, 2018 (Full Day) at MGM Campus Aurangabad
• Fees For Orientation Workshop Is Rs.1000/- and this fees to be deposited at MGM College of journalism and mass communication before 16th April 2018
• First 40 applications only will be considered for the Orientation Workshop.
• Course Fee: Rs. 100000/-
• Admissions will be conferment on July 10, 2018 after submission of required documents and first instalment of fees by the students.
• Batch will start from the third week of July 2018
• Final submissions, exam will be commenced approximately in the month of April/May 2019

For further information please contact our Admissions Coordinator on 0240-2478908 or
email mgmfilmart@gmail.com