A sound engineer installs and maintains equipment for audio and television broadcasts, concerts, recordings and films. The working environment of sound engineers is diverse, although it usually involves work with recording, audio mixing and audio control.

For example, as a sound engineer, you could work for a radio or television station, a recording studio, a theater, or a movie theater, often in collaboration with performers, lyricists, composers, directors, programmers, and technicians.

Main tasks

• preparation for a concert, recording or audio broadcast
• installing and configuring the appropriate equipment
• editing and improving audio after recording
• recording content for radio and television

Competence requirements

A sound engineer must have a good knowledge of recording technology as well as audio and electrical sciences. It is important to have good hearing and a sense of rhythmic and be able to analyze sounds as well as being interested in music. The job requires patience, concentration and an eye for detail. In the job of a sound engineer, it is important to be able to work flexible working hours under some strain. Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are also highly desirable.


Sound engineering is taught at the Technical College as a one-year 60-credit course, but two years of secondary school must have been completed before. Shorter courses have also been offered in collaboration with recording studios. Validation of prior learning has taken place and/or may be available.

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