Andrew Dodds will graduate in July 2016 with a BA (Hons) in Creative Sound Production. With a particular interest in everyday sound effects, his ambition is to work as an audio designer for games.
Abertay is well known for games and sound courses, and is one of the few universities that provides learning in sound implementation for games and film. The course has a strong focus on these areas and provides the skills required to work in the industry.
I'd love to work as an audio designer for games - creating and implementing all the sounds accurately to image - or in a film studio doing the same thing. For film, I'm particularly interested in Foley - the reproduction of everyday sound effects which is added to media in post-production to enhance quality - and asset creation for the required interactions on screen.
After graduation, I'm considering doing a Master's or PhD. If I go on to further studies, I would like to continue with sound for games and film. I have been looking at generative audio and how it would make for better user experiences.
The highlight of being at Abertay has been working with other disciplines to make original games. I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing, skilled people through both the professional project and game jams, and these experiences have made me want to work in this industry even more now than when I first started the course.
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