Sound Design—BA

The Sound of Your Future Calling

The artistic meets the technical in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Michigan Tech. Prepare yourself for the dynamic field of audio production with a Bachelor of Arts in Sound Design. This degree program integrates course work in music and theater production, allowing students to explore the intellectual, artistic and intuitive knowledge and skills in recorded and live music, theatrical sound, and movie and TV sound. You will develop a broad skill set that will make you uniquely qualified to work in live sound, recording, themed entertainment, and sound for picture.

  • The integration of theatre and music studies into the program, along with a commitment to production in theatre, music, and media in both the not-for-profit and entertainment fields, sets Michigan Tech apart.
  • The department recently has two 7.1 sound-for-picture mixing studios, a high fidelity stereo production studio, numerous tracking rooms including a foley set-up.
  • Audio-production studios are available to students 24/7.
  • At Michigan Tech, you will start working on real-world projects and performances from day one. Through the First-Year Practicum, you will get involved with an audio play, join a mainstage production, and mix many multi-track music recordings.
  • Limited enrollment allows for more time with professors, advisors, and equipment.
  • You will develop your skills through high-tech training at performance venues such as the beautiful Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the traditional McArdle Theatre.