L V Prasad College of Media Studies

PG Diploma in Sound Design & Engineering


Sound designers are responsible for interpreting a director’s ideas, visions and thoughts and creating a soundtrack which complements the onscreen visual storytelling as it unfolds. This is an intricate process that has to be done with skillful consideration and precision. Advances in sound technology have allowed sound to play an equally important role as the visuals in cinematic storytelling. Students in this program are trained in the concept and principles of sound recording and design, as well as practical aspects of recording and mixing, using industry-standard tools for 5.1 and Atmos mixing. Students work with final year students of Direction and Cinematography on diploma films.

M. Venkatesh LV Prasad Film Academy


  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Foundation Courses

Film History 1 (3)

Cinema Language & Aesthetics (2)

Production Technology, Tools and Workflow (3)

Film History 2 (3)

Film History 3 (3)

Film History 4 (3)

Core Courses  

Sound 1 (2)

Sound Lab 1 (2)

Major Sound Engineers & Designers (3)

Sound 2 (3)

Sound Lab 2 (2)


Required Electives Screen Culture 1 (2)

Sound Sweetening (1)

Music for Cinema (3)



Photo Story (1)

Continuity (2)

Dialogue (3)

5-minute short/music sequence picturisation (3)

Documentary (3)

Diploma Pre-Production (2)

Diploma Production (4)

Course credits indicated in parentheses. All courses, exercises and projects are subject to revisions based on ongoing curriculum and program review.

  • The online entrance examination is scheduled every month starting from January until July for Film Direction, Cinematography, Editing, and Sound Recording and Design, and Digital Filmmaking programs.
  • All applicants are required to take the online examination which is followed by a personal interview. Online examination and interview dates are communicated in advance to all candidates.
  • Prior to the interview, selected candidates must deposit an advance instalment of Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty Thousand only) through a demand draft drawn in favour of “L. V. Prasad Film & TV Academy”, payable at Chennai or through bank transfer. Cash payment will not be accepted.
  • The final list of selected students is announced on the day of the interview. Once selected, refunds will not be given, for any reason. The advance deposit amount of Rs. 50,000 is refunded immediately to applicants who are not selected.
  • Admission is contingent upon verification of students’ academic degrees and credentials.
  • All instruction is in English and English proficiency is a prerequisite for success in LVPA programs.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Graduate of any discipline – Bachelor’s degree 

Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for success in the selected program or course.

  • R.Sai Gokul Sundar – Director of Tamil feature films “Valeba raja” and “Shivani”
  • S.Divyanathan – Associate Director with Director Myskin in the films “Nandalala” and “Yudham Sei” and Director Kiruthiga Udayanidhi in her first feature film “Vanakkam Chennai”
  • M.Venkatesan – Directed a documentary on Tamil Actor Gemini Ganesan: “Kadhal Mannan – The King of Romance” which is South India’s First Biography Film. Has his own production house Sai Media Productions. Currently directing a Streoscopic film “Parundhu”
  • Swaroop Sreenivas – Assistant Director in “Don” , “White Elephant” (NDTV NFDC Production), “Michael” (Anurag Kashyap Production)
  • Anil.K.Jain – Assistant Director for TV serials and AD films in Mumbai
  • R.S.Prasanna – Director of Tamil film “Kalyana Samayal Sadham”. Now remaking the same film in Hindi.
  • S.Palaniappa Kailasam – Associate Director for “Kadhalil Sodappuvathu Eppadi”and “Maari” with Director Balaji Mohan.
  • Nishant – Founder / Creative Director Candlelight Productions
  • Jathin Sanker Raj – Assistant Director in Mirchi movies “Kadhal to Kalyanam”, Gemini films “Drohi”, Om Productions “Chunnu Munnu “ and Founder/Creative Director – Technical at Candlelight Production
  • Olena Shatokhina– Choreographer & Dance Teacher in Ukraine
  • Varun.G.Paniker – Assisted Director Priyadarshan, Directed Short film “Abdu” & Co-directed “Naghangal”
  • Sujeeth.Y – Director of Telugu blockbuster feature film “Run Raja Run”
  • Ganesh Karthik – Assisted Unni in “Lessons in Forgetting”, Assisted Chakri Toleti in “Billa 2”, Assisted Gokul Krishna on “Aaha Kalyanam” for Yashraj Films
  • Parthan Mohan – Directed first Malayalam feature “ONE”, Directed many AD films
  • Arjun Das.P.M – Assisted Director Blessy on “Pranayam”. Now assisting Director Sundar Das
  • Manjunathan.S – Assisting Director M.Raja in his feature film
  • Tegveer Singh – Creative Director RPSB Animation Studios
  • Ramya Ananthe.K – Assisted Director Balaji Mohan in “Kaadhalil Sodhappuvathu Eppadi”. Assisted Gokul Krishna on “Aaha Kalyaanam” for Yashraj Films.
  • Vinayak Ram – Freelance Assistant Director, Line producer for feature on “Ramanujam”, TV programmes and Documentaries. Also working on documentary film about film director Singeetham Sreenivasan.
  • Manuja Tyagi – Assisted Amit Kumar in “Monsoon Shootout”, Assisted Bijoy Nambiar in “David”, Co-Director of “24” for Colors TV
  • Ashwath Nair – Narrative Game Designer at Zinga Games, India and Music Video Producer
  • Bharat Varma.S.N – Made a short film “Premakosam 10 Nimishaalu” & now assisting Bhavanna on a Tamil feature
  • Subbaiah.K.G – Producer Corporate Videos, Assiting Director Priya Beliappa on a Kannada feature “Ring Road Shubha”
  • Lokesh – Worked as an Assistant Director in “Viswaroopam II”
  • Raghavendran.K.K – Producer at “Puthiya Thalaimurai” TV Channel. Working in Sun Music channel as producer.
  • Ramnath – Worked as an Assistant Director in “Utthama Villian”
  • Ananya Kasaravalli and Aravind Kuplikar – Assisted Prakash Raj in Trilingual film Kannada Version “Oggarane”
  • Xavier Peria and Priyanka Pal – Assisted Prakash Raj in Trilingual film Tamil Version “Un Samayal Arayil”
  • Triloknath A – Assisted Prakash Raj in Trilingual film Telugu version “Ulavacharu Biriyani”.
  • Manoj Leonel Jahson – Writing & Directing web video series
    Yugandhara – Worked as an Assistant Director in “Kalyana Samayal Saadham”. Directing TV Commercials.
  • Ajay Arjun K – Independently working on corporate films, AD films and documentaries
  • Isha Pungaliya – Won the best emerging Woman Director Award
  • Jithin Nambiar – Working on a script
  • Nitin Raj – Independently working on corporate films, AD films and documentaries Vishnu Vardhan Rao K – Working on a script
  • Koila Konda Rakesh – Co-founder at The Indie Street
  • Vivek Vishwanathan – Founder and Director at We V Productions
  • Karthik V P – Worked as Assistant Director for Karthik subbaraj’s Mercury
  • Naveen Rajh.C.R – Working as Film Director at Hyperspace Pictures Private Limited
  • Rohit Rajendra Mokashi – Working as Assistant Director at Eeksaurus
  • Athul S Dev – Working as Assistant Director as “Zaher”,“Sakhay”,“Mandaram”
  • Gautam Arora – Founder/Director at Woolwork Films
  • Nandita Andita Anand – Working as Assistant Director at Eeksaurus
  • Amritanshu – Co-Director at Grades Don’t Matter
  • S. Anand Suriya – Founder and Director at Halo Over the World Productions
  • Devansh Katoch – Working as Assistant Director at Anurag Kashyap Films
  • B.Sachin – Working as Assistant Director at “Harmony with A. R. Rahman”, Rangrez Films
  • Archit Goel – Working as Assistant Director at Eeksaurus

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