This course provides students with the basic conceptual and practical skills needed to design and produce sound for film, animation and video games. Students will gain an understanding of the types of sound used in these productions and their role in storytelling. Resources used in the class will include synthesized and sampled sounds, commercial sound effect libraries, and original field recordings. Common editing and effect processing techniques will be used to adapt these sources to the specific needs of a project, as well as to create new and original sounds and effects. Projects will include video clips, animation, animated logos, and video game play.