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Convert your love for MUSIC into a flourishing career!

Team StoryWeavers|October 11, 2018, 07:57 IST| 34

What is common among ‘Let it Go’ (Frozen), ‘Happy’ (Pharrell Williams) and A.R Rahman’s famous track ‘Jai Ho’? Singers, lyricists, music composers?….

While they have a major role to pay here, there is a whole team of behind the scene engineers who work on these songs, stitching the music together with instruments and background chorus. Basically, they take the raw format of the of the song and give us the best version of it. These cool engineers are known as the Sound Engineers.

Music today has made its way across industries in the form of brand/ad films, testimonials videos, music festivals etc. making sound engineering a bright career option!

If you are a music buff who is enchanted by the world of amazing instruments, how sound gets created and how technology can help create the best version of the music track – ‘Sound Engineering’ can be the right career choice for you. There are multiple options for a sound engineer. You can work in different movies, music concerts, rock shows or can even come up with your own company. A little bit of research in this area will help you dig deeper and find your true calling!

Sound Engineering is one of the branches of engineering discipline which deals with the study of music, movies and theater in recording, manipulation, mixing and reproduction.

Sound Engineering is one of the branches of engineering discipline which deals with the study of music, movies and theater in recording, manipulation, mixing and reproduction.

What are the areas to look for?

The world of sound engineering offers a wide array of options. Although the entertainment industry is the prime one, you can also look for other options in sectors like advertisement, documentaries, gaming and corporate brands.

Different Job Roles

How to become a Sound Engineer?

In order to enter the field of sound or audio engineering, you need to be proficient in  Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Computers. Make sure to put in all your extra efforts and study these subjects thoroughly in your 10+2.

Course options:

A wide range of institutions in India and abroad offer postgraduate, diploma and certificate level courses in sound engineering. You can pick the course according to your requirement and master the technical and creative aspects of recording, editing and producing through different sounds.

Career options:

There are plenty of career options for a Sound Engineer or a Sound Technician. With the ever expanding music industry in India, you can easily fit into various fields like Motion Picture, Sound Recording Industries, Television Broadcasting, Performing Arts Companies, Radio Stations, Advertising firms, Gaming Industries and much more. You can also work as a freelancer or with independent artists, music composers, writers and performers where the competition is rigid but fun filled!

In fact, BYJU’S has an impressive team of sound engineers who jams together to create interesting sound effects while developing the App. At BYJU’S we are always on the lookout for talented and bright minds that are open to explore innovative techniques and bring in something new.

With private companies across the board looking out to polish their audio and video capabilities, a lot of opportunities have been bestowed upon sound engineers. So stay motivated and go for it!

Pro tips: The first step towards this dream job is performing well in your 12th Board Exams. BYJU’S-The Learning App has programs designed to prepare students in an easy and fun manner. With adaptive and engaging videos, sample test papers for each concept and personalised feedback, BYJU’S visual learning methods will give you the necessary boost to prepare for your exams.

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About the Author

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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Amogh Kottada????

June 21, 2020

Amazing ?

Vaageisha sharma

October 10, 2019

Wow…this is truly fascinating… has always inspired me through the highs and lows, and now getting to know about an actual courier stream in this field,I feel so excited!!!!!

Yash Srivastava

June 12, 2019

Thanks but please provide options for commers field also.


April 30, 2019

Amazing information

siddhi chaudhary

April 28, 2019

Thanks BYJUS ??


April 28, 2019

I really have a huge interest in music and i sing too. Along with academics and all, I participate and music and singing programmes. I really think that sound engineering is a field for me to flourish my interest in music…Thank you byjus for this information?

Monali Saha

April 20, 2019

Suggest some career options if one takes PCMB in 10+2


April 19, 2019

Thank you byjus for sharing this message ☺☺

Lekshmi Jayan

April 19, 2019

Thank you Byjus for sharing this information☺☺


April 18, 2019

Thanks for the message. Expecting information in fields of astronomy

Bhagavath sai

April 17, 2019

This information is the best one .
Also some more institutions are there in your country


April 17, 2019

Very Informative. I liked it


April 17, 2019

How much fee will be paid for this course and what is the criteria for this course And in how many years this course will get complicated

Sonal Rajput

April 17, 2019

Thanks Byjus for this information. ??


April 16, 2019

Very informative. If need more carrer suggestions because we can able to choose which is suitable for us. Thanks byjus


April 16, 2019

Thanks Byju’s for the info ??


April 16, 2019

Awesome, looks like my type of job

Saniya tamboli

April 16, 2019

That’s a good knowledge
Thanks byjus.

Sarang Jagdish

April 16, 2019

Very informative indeed. Thank you Tanaya.


April 16, 2019

Very informative one .
Thanks for sharing

Manisha Garg

April 15, 2019

Thanks Byjus for sharing such amazing information.
Please keep sharing for all other different options too


April 15, 2019

Very informative Thanks for sharing


April 15, 2019

Thank you byjus for the best and most important information …. thank you very much


April 15, 2019

It was good. Can you next time tell about aerospace engineering?

Sreesini S Nair

April 15, 2019

Thanks byjus for sharing this information. ☺

Vinod K

April 15, 2019

Very informative information on Sound Engineering.

Anurag roy

April 15, 2019

Can you say how to become a software engineer?

Mohammed Fazal Ullah

April 15, 2019


This was extremely informative. An you guys make an article on aerospace engineering and streams which comes under aerospace engineering…

It would be very helpful!!!

Aaska keshari

April 15, 2019

Thanks byjus for this amazing information

Lutfe Hasan

April 15, 2019

Thank for sharing the amazing information


October 31, 2018

Sach m aaj se pehle kabhi bhi nahi PTA that music k bare m

Rafiq Ahmed

October 24, 2018

Very informative.Thank you for sharing 🙂


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