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FAQ
Q1.  What is the course duration?
6 months/150 hours of intense hands-on practical training
Q2. What are the class timings?
3 days a week: Mon-Wed, 11am – 1pm every day
Q3. How is the course structured?
The 1st two months will focus on Television.
Months 3 and 4 will focus on Radio and Multimedia
The last 2 months will deal with Music Production.

Q4. Can I pick and choose and study separate units?
No. They don’t stand out as individual stand-alone units. Whatever is taught in the previous months is integrated in the current topics. For eg in the first 2 months, students learn about microphones, cables & connectors, speakers, audio mixer etc. In the module on Radio and Multimedia, they have to record using these resources. And get this audio into their workstations for digital editing. In Music Production module they have to record a music performance, and edit the tracks. Along with learning about the business of music

Q5. What is the teaching methodology?
Workshop/Learning by Doing” mode
Theory: 35-40%. Good if you know Math and Physics. But this is not mandatory. Whatever little is required will be explained along the way. The focus is on problem-solving in the real world & dealing with real situations.

As much as 60-65% will be practical.
Every Topic is given 1-whole week. Everything of that topic is demonstrated right there and then using the relevant equipment, pictures, charts, audio & video clips, PowerPoint slides and presentations etc. The demonstration is followed by students actually stepping up in the class and handling the equipment themselves and solving problems given by the teacher. This happens every week.

Q6. What are the other unique features of this Programme?

1. Hands-on
In this course, the students do practicals every week, week after week. They do several projects and not just one at the end of their course. They have to constantly handle audio equipment and set up recording scenarios. The scenarios include 1-1 interviews, audience-based chat shows with Q&A, recording a music group in the studio
By the end of 6 months they learn to record and edit a show for television, radio, multimedia & the web and music. Students will be quite capable of handling recordings all by themselves - from setup & recording to editing & making the final product

2. Problem solving on paper
This is also encouraged. This also is a weekly activity. The idea is to train the student to think through a problem & develop a possible line of solution rather than blindly pressing buttons to “fix” something. This is required in the real-world where time is short and you really don’t have the luxury to experiment.

3. Improvisations
This is another area students are taught to focus on. In real life, you hardly ever have everything you need. So how do you improvise and make do with what you have and complete the task?

4. Tests/Evaluations
Tests will be held on the 8th, 16th & 24th weeks – a mix of theory and practicals. Theory will include MCQs, essay-type questions and Problem-solving on paper. Practical part of the exam will involve students being asked to complete a task within a specified span of time using only the equipment available to the student at that point of time

5. Resources & Handouts
Given out on the 7th, 15th & 23rd week. Students will be introduced to various industries – television, radio, multimedia & music.

Q7. What are the Pre-requisites?

  1. Must have passed Class XII. If the student has taken the exam, then admission is subject to clearing the exam
  2. A good pair of ears
  3. 10th Standard Math & Physics help but not compulsory
  4. You don’t have to know music notation or theory – An intense love for all things “Sound” will do
Q8. How much does the course cost?
On request. Contact us at info@soundacademy.in for details