How to become a foley engineer?

to become a foley engineer you first need to become a sound engineer because a foley engineer is a specialist, which is a progression from a sound engineer. so to become a sound engineer you firstly need to get some experience of sorts you need to go out there to a theater or somewhere to say that you’ve had that experience or you can be there to help out, being able to put that down on your cv is good as it can attract future employers and it can help if you want to go to university. You  could also get an apprenticeship or an internship which again helps build experience and your knowledge base. Then there is also the option to go to university that gives you the options of connections,  experience, skills and knowledge which can then lead onto freelance work and over time you will improve and eventually get the skills and sometime’s it’s by chance you become a foley engineer.

A famous sound designer:

Mark A. Mangini:

Born in the suburbs of Boston, dropped out 0of college at 19, to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. His first job was as a cartoon sound editor. Followed by a 25 year run  as the owner and operator of a successful post-production sound company. He has worked on films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gremlins, Die Hard, Star Trek, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Fifth Element, The Green Mile, Warrior and Jack the Giant Slayer, he is currently the governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences representing the Sound Branch.

Univeristy courses related to sound.



This course is  at the university of the arts London, the course is about the creative use of sound both as an independent and supportive medium. You gain creative technological and theoretical knowledge. I’d say this is a good course because it is sourced by the sam organisation as our current course and it gives a hands on approach getting you involved more and making more of a progress in this particular department, and it is more specific to this subject so if you want to pursue a career in this subject, this course looks on that and it also means you should get the right experience and the right connections.


Here are 2 courses i found i think the bachelor’s degree would be better because it is of a higher status. In this course, they put you on the production line you get a lot of experience in the field of sound.


UCAS (no date) UCAS search tool – sound arts and design – summary. Available at: (Accessed: 8 October 2016).

UCAS (no date) UCAS search tool – sound engineering & design (3 years) – summary. Available at: (Accessed: 8 October 2016).

2016 (1990) ‘Mark A. Mangini’, in Available at: (Accessed: 8 October 2016)