Audio Programmer

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Currently Employed in Scotland

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


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.


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.