Audio Programmer

Average Salary
£27,040
Job Forecast
+3%
Currently Employed in Scotland
4,949
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What is a Audio Programmer

Audio Programmers create sound effects and compose music for different games.

You have the opportunity to work with the latest sound technology and generate emotional chords to enhance a storyline.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Develop and process a range of gaming sound effects.
  • Improve the atmosphere of a game through music.
  • Enhance the player experience.

Getting in and Qualifications

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There are a range of pathways on the journey to becoming an Audio Programmer. 

Useful subjects:

  • Computer science
  • Music

A Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media in S5/6 can help develop the skills you need.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.

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You could gain practical work experience or study for a music degree at university.

To become an Audio Programmer, you need to have a high degree of technical knowledge. A Modern Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications or Creative and Digital Media is another route in to this career.

Audio Programmers are required to work with complex software packages. Studying for a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science is helpful because you can increase your computer skills.