November 2023 Meeting Notice: Video Game Sound Design and Curriculum Development

We are going in-person yet again!

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be an in-person event to be held on Monday 13th November 2023 at 7:30pm at the Fairfield campus of the Melbourne Polytechnic (details below).

It will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel:

Game Sound Designer/Educator/Musician David Lauritsen will present on the topic of:

Video Game Sound Design and Curriculum Development:

Developing the Skills for a Growing Field

The computer game industry is now a huge creative endeavour, with major titles boasting bigger budgets than blockbuster movies, and audio is a key element of the gaming experience.
David will describe the process of game sound design and the similarities and differences to motion picture sound design. He will also cover the challenges of designing for a non-linear medium, present an example of the genre, and demonstrate some of the tools used in this work.
This will all be to highlight the need for this field to be included in colleges’ curriculum, to prepare audio students for the opportunities in this expanding field.

Monday 13th November 2023 at 7:30pm
Yarra Edge Theatre

Melbourne Polytechnic – Fairfield Campus
101 Yarra Bend Rd,


See the map at the bottom of this notice for the exact location.

Free parking for attendees is available in the student carpark.
All site parking is free for that night. There is no need to purchase a parking ticket.  

About David Lauritsen:

Photo shows David Lauritsen in front of studio mixing console

David started his audio adventures by recording his band and doing sound for friends’ bands since 2008. His studies saw him achieve a Bachelor of Sciences (Mathematics) in 2012, a Bachelor of Audio Engineering in 2015 and a Master of Creative Industries in 2021.

He started lecturing at JMC Academy in 2018 and moved up to Head Lecturer for the Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Sound Production in 2019, at which point he was involved in developing curriculum as well as lecturing, all the while continuing to freelance, primarily in film at this point, notably contributing to The Art of Incarceration (2018) and Wog Boys Forever (2021).

In 2022, he joined local game studio, Big Ant Studios as a Sound Designer recently releasing AFL23 and Cricket24.

Visitors and guests are welcome.

We hope to see you there!

Melbourne Polytechnic Location

A Google Street View image of the street entrance to the Melbourne Polytechnic Fairfield campus

Location link (Google Maps) –

Campus map showing the parking and venue locations
Campus Map showing location of Parking and Venue