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Sound Engineering is an unexplored career path for Indian Girls – though that’s changing very slowly.

Your 10+2 / Plus 2 course is over and it is time to choose a career path.

Talking as per Indian context, when many girls choose the traditional way to getting into a job by studying a regular engineering/medicine course or learning some vocational courses or completing a regular graduation course like BA, B.Com or BSc only 5% of them think differently and truly choose a challenging career course.

As per many surveys conducted among girls who have already completed their basic education, Photography, Journalism and Mechanical Engineering are the careers which Indian girls consider as challenging.

When thinking about a more exciting career opportunity for girls, Sound Engineering has got much to offer that can test your skills and guts as a professional lady Sound Engineer.

Historically, girls have been denied or discouraged from pursuing technical jobs in STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and mathematics but many women Sound Engineers around the world have already proved that they are not here just to enjoy the music but are skilled enough to work behind the console as per international standards and creative as well to produce music that hit the top charts.

It is an undeniable fact that compared to men, the number of girls who choose sound engineering as their career is very less but one thing which can’t be discarded that there are many lady sound engineers who excelled in the field, who is an inspiration for those girls aspiring to become sound engineers.

Being an academy which has trained the most number of lady sound engineers in India and privileged to train the First Professional Female Live Sound Engineer of India, we would say that there are huge job opportunities for girls in the field of Sound Engineering.

Not just us, there are various firms and organisations across the world who are also empowering more lady sound engineers to enter the field and trying to change the face of sound.

During the Academy awards of 2018, Frances McDormand told Hollywood how to support women with action rather than words in all fields related to Music Production and Film. In the past decade, it has been noticed that more and more girls are entering into the field of Film and Entertainment Industry thereby providing creative as well as technical support to the industry.

But one thing you have to keep in mind that irrespective of the gender, one should be passionate about the subject and consider learning as a never-ending process to make a mark in the field of Sound Engineering. As a Sound Engineering Training Institute, we assert the above-mentioned fact among our students who are joining our course and ascertain whether they are passionate before joining our 1-year program.

On March 8th, 2018, on the occasion of International Women’s Day,  we have shared the photo of Vaishnavi (the only girl student in the senior batch for 1-year Diploma in Sound Engineering and Sound Recording) via our social media channels with a message of celebrating womanhood in the field of Sound Engineering.

The photo had gone viral in social media and the thing that astonished us and Vaishnavi was she has started receiving job offers from reputed companies in the field of Sound Engineering even before completing the course.

This information was shared by Vaishnavi herself and that actually persuaded us to write this blog post and talk about career opportunity for girls in the field of Sound Engineering for those who have completed their plus2 course.

This has revealed the fact that companies in India are looking for trained lady sound engineers to fill various job opportunities in their firms.

Apart from that, we are proud to say that the lady sound engineers who passed out of our institute Krishnakala, Anju PS, Arshitha Aithal and many others are well placed in the field of Sound Engineering.

Considering the fact that there is a specific need for lady sound engineers in the field of Media and Entertainment Industry. We are paving the way to create more lady Sound Engineering Professionals to enter the field.

Does Sound Engineering seem like a challenging career option for you?

If yes, Now it is time to act. visit www.seaindia.in/apply-online.php to apply now.

 

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Choose the right course this year for bright future

Your Plus Two (10+2/12th) Exams/Course is over. What next?
It is quite obvious that you have already embarked on a journey in finding the right college/academy for developing a bright career.

Your research process might have by visiting various colleges/academies, collecting contact details of various institutions and getting in touch with them, read reviews about colleges in social media about the colleges/academies, talk with alumni of various institutes and check facts / statistics about the college / academies which offers different course based on your particular interests.

Passion First, Career Second.
As an academy which offers exclusive audio engineering courses for the past 14 years, we always propose to those who approach us to follow their passion.

And don’t study a course just for the sake of attending a course and not just because someone has recommended it or just join a course by which another person has got a job after completing it.

It is fact that if you are not learning what you are interested, you are wasting your time, money and energy which you could utilize for what you are passionate about.

If your mind and soul urges you to learn Sound Engineering there is no point in learning any other course and you will return back to seek a career in the field which you are always passionate about but is sound engineering a good career to choose for a bright future in India?

Here is a real-life instance in which an individual who has picked his career path which he was not quite ambitious about and later on determined to become a Sound Engineer.

Yesterday when talked with a student from Chattisgargh who is currently studying in the academy in the February batch, he has told that since childhood he is passionate very much passionate about Music Production and Sound Engineering but he was unable to chase his dreams as he was persuaded by others to learn chemical engineering.

He told that after completing his 10+2 (12th) he joined for B.Tech in Chemical Engineering and graduated as a Chemical Engineer. After completing the course in chemical engineering he started his career as a Chemical Engineer in a company in Mumbai. But he was not able to dedicate himself in the field of Chemical Engineering and his commitment level towards the jobs was gradually draining.

Eventually, after 2 years of struggle as being a Chemical Engineer, he quit his job and joined our academy for 1-year Diploma Course to become a Sound Engineer which he always wanted to be.

Mentioned above is the case of not only one student but also of many students who are currently studying in the academy and of students in previous batches as well.

It is always better to follow your passion for a career which you will always feel contented.

Why Join for Sound Engineering Course after 12th?

In our academy, 10+2 / 12th pass is the basic qualification needed to apply for the course and obviously is the right time to choose a career you are absolutely enthusiastic about.

There are currently 2 batches of students (100 nos) are attending our 1 year Diploma in Sound Engineering and Sound Recording Course (August 2017 Batch and February 2018 Batch), out of which about 50% of the students are undergraduates or those who have completed their (10+2) / 12th (in various streams like Science, Commerce, and Humanities) and rest of them are graduates / post-graduates and professional graduates (BE / B.Tech).

Even though one can apply for our course even after completing their graduation or any other course as there is no age limit to apply, we would say that the best time to starting pursuing your dream career is after 10+2 (12th pass).

SEA Selection Process

Yes, Admission is open for the Sound Engineering Course and you can apply now by filling an online form or call/WhatsApp (+91 98957 45100) our academy to receive the prospectus and application form via mail (In Kerala) and via email (Outside Kerala).

But we are not offering seats for all those who apply.

That’s one major factor among several other facets, why we are top-rated Audio Engineering Institute in India?.

Unlike other institutes, your ability to make the fee payment is not the only criteria to get an admission in the Sound Engineering Course.

Being an ISO Certified Academy for quality education, we have made our selection process and teaching methodologies at par with International Standards.

What is meant to say that, only those who are passionate about the field of Sound Engineering are be provided admission to our flagship 1-year Diploma Course which is a full-time course with regular classes on all weekdays?

The students who are currently studying in the academy and those who have completed the course have gone through this selection process.

We are continuing with this selection process for the past several years to perceive an individual’s willingness to learn new things and to ascertain his enthusiasm towards the field of Sound Engineering before providing admission.

Do you know one thing most of the jobs in the field of Sound Engineering has been filled by reference by Sound Engineers who are active in the field and as well as by experienced hands? 

Our selection process and world-class teaching methodologies/syllabus is one of the main reason why professional sound engineers recommend SEA Certified Professionals for various jobs in the field.

As an individual who is interested in Learning the Craft of Sound Engineering, he has to first apply for the interview by filling an application form furnishing all details like educational qualification, contact details, his/her career objective and a song review.

Once you pass the telephonic interview you will be informed a date for the personal interview and on the same day, you along with your guardians can visit the campus.

On that day you will be provided with a clear picture of what the academy offers and elaborated on what you are going to learn in the coming one year, your career in the field of Sound Engineering, Major Projects to be done completed during the course and other relevant topics related to the academy.

After the personal interview and orientation session, you will be provided an enrollment no and by then you have taken your first major leap in building a bright career in the field of Sound Engineering.

Want to know more about the Scope and Prospects of Sound Engineering Career, do get in touch with us via call or WhatsApp (+91 98957 45100) or visit our website www.seaindia.in.

SEA Alumini

Sound Engineering as a career is less opted by girls and the number of lady sound engineers in the audio industry is very less when compared to Men. But we Sound Engineering Academy is proud that we are one among the top audio engineering institutes in India which contributed the most number of lady sound engineers.

Today we are talking about a lady Sound Engineer, Krishna Kala R.S. According to her, if a person, irrespective of their gender, posses good hearing sense, a passion for the subject, a feel for music and who have skills to effectively deal / communicate with people, then Sound Engineering is a profession worth to be considered.

Before shedding more light into the career of Krishnakala, first and foremost thing that has to be mentioned is that apart from being a Sound Engineer, she is also a professional Drummer working with the band Bimblotica, the first girl’s only band from Kerala.

Krishnakala explains that, basically a sound engineer is responsible for the technical support of production during studio recordings and support during live sound. The areas of sound engineering, studio and recording technology, signal processing, acoustics and computer music fall into his area of responsibility. The technical side includes the monitoring of acoustics and sound mixing. It will be added advantage, if the sound engineer has got a musical know-how. This is why the training of the sound engineer is interdisciplinary and encompasses both scientific and technical aspects as well as artistic and creative aspects. And that’s exactly what makes this job so varied and interesting.

One of the main reason why girls are reluctant in choosing Sound Engineering Profession is that working in Live Sound is quite hard as they have to carry heavy equipment in and around the venue. It is a fact that with regard to Live Sound Reinforcement, there is some physical activity involved but many lady Sound Engineers are working in the field including one of our alumni student Anju P.S, first professional female live sound engineer of india is working in the field for years and has excelled in her profession.

Those who are not interested in Live Sound Engineering, an immediate alternative is to find a job in the recording studio.

While taking into consideration the different career options in the field, there are many areas were a audio professional can excel and Live Sound Engineering is only among them. Citing another example; an alumni of the academy Aashitha Aithal, a bangalore based sound engineer working in the field of Music Production and Film Post Production.

When most of SEA alumni seeks a career in the field of Music Production, Film Post-Production and Live Sound Reinforcement, Krishnakala has chosen an alternative path by landing herself into the field of Audio Engineering Training.

Krishnakala has started her audio engineering career after completing her 1 year Diploma from academy in the year 2014. Her passion towards Music Production and Sound Engineering has persuaded to her to study the subject after completing her degree in BA Economics from Kerala University.

On asking about her interest towards becoming a drummer, she told that interest was there since childhood her days and started learning the Drums at early age. Her first performance was while she was studying in the 9th class.

She was an active participant in School & College youth festivals and many competitions,  receiving several accolades for her awe-inspiring performance with the drums.

While doing her Bachelor’s degree in the Government Women’s College – Trivandrum, she got in company of some like-minded girls which ended up in the inception of the first girls only professional music band in Kerala, the Bimblotica.

Bimblotica’s Performance during the inaugural function of She Taxi.

During the year 2012, Bimblotica was only one of its kind music band in Kerala and the band performed for ABU Radio Song Festival (2013), the theme of the festival to create social awareness about female foeticide. The band was also invited to perform during the inaugural function of She Taxi (first female only taxi service) and in various various colleges across Kerala.

After completing the diploma in Sound Engineering, she worked with a recording studio for 3 months, the main work of the studio was the dubbing of the comedy program ‘Asianet Comedy Stars‘.

In 2015 she got opportunity to start her career in the field of Audio Engineering Training and joined an training institute in Northern Kerala as faculty. On completing 2 years in the academy she was inducted into Sound Engineering Academy as a Faculty of Audio Engineering.

Talking about Sound Engineering profession, Krishnakala adds, “Anyone who see his qualities both in technical and creative field and who likes to get in touch with interesting people of all kinds will feel at home in this profession, irrespective of their gender. Moreover one should also posses knowledge about new cutting edge technologies / mixing programs in the market which helps to establish themselves and don’t lag behind technically”.

Krishnakala thanked the academy in providing the right kind of education, which helped her in moulding a strong career in the audio field.

We Sound Engineering Academy, take this opportunity to uphold the fact that people like you are a inspiration to those girls who want to develop an Audio Engineering career and wishes Krishnakala all success in her training career and looking forward for exuberant performances as a Drummer .

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