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Sound Design & Media Technology

The Sound Design & Media Technology (BFA) curriculum offers an in-depth experience in the design, development and production of sound arts & technology , and provides a platform for students to integrate their work within the diverse world of art and media. This degree is appropriate for students interested in the world of sound and media.

This track pushes students to consider art that exists solely in this medium, as well as how sound arts, design, and technology support other art making activities in the areas of film, theater, music, dance, gaming, design, pod casting, news, and interactive art. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the basics of signal theory, how sound works, acoustics, recording, mixing, coding, creation, and story.

This program is a flexible study track that allows for students to explore sound alone or in support of another area, such as film, theater, gaming, etc. This degree is also designed to allow for students to begin study immediately on entering the university or to transfer in from other majors or departments. Any potential students curious about this degree are encouraged to email Dr. Michael Musick for more information (

Careers in Sonic Arts

  • Sound Artist 
  • Musician / Composer
  • Interactive, Installation, New Media Artist
  • Sound Designer / Developer (for video games, film, TV, radio, podcasts, theater, etc.)
  • Audio Supervisor
  • Audio Engineer (applications include, music studio, radio, film, TV, live sound, theater, video games)
  • Programmer
  • Audio/Sound Researcher


Facilities include a professional sound-design studio, multi-use production studio, and a Mac computer lab.  These spaces contain state-of-the-art equipment for creating, composing, recording, mixing, mastering, and experimenting with sound and audio. Specific equipment includes Avatone MixCubes, reference monitors, Universal Audio Apollo Audio Interface, Coleman Audio Monitor Management System, Motorized Fader Mixing Controller, Vocal/Instrument Isolation Booth, Mic Locker with Industry Standard Microphones, Various QSC Live-Sound Speaker Sets, and visual projectors, and Mac Computer with modern DAW’s, synthesis environments, and creative coding applications.

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