Sound Design

What will I learn in this program?

This certificate combines the study of audio theory and sound design as used in relation to video, TV, film, radio, and multimedia productions.  Students learn recording and editing techniques and apply them to the equipment used in audio production facilities and location sound systems.  Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in facilities specializing in video and film production, television, radio production, advertising, and theatre.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians


Average Growth

Sound Engineering Technicians


Average Growth

Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?

CCSF Placement

Does this program have any special costs?


How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

Sound Design Certificate

1 Year

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website:

Department contact information: Art X 160
(415) 239-3527

Program coordinator information:  Francine Podenski
(415) 239-3351