Sound Design

Tell stories with sound.

In sound design, artistic meets technical through coursework in music and theater production. You’ll explore recorded and live music, theatrical sound, and movie and TV sound to develop a broad skill set that will prepare you to work in live sound, recording, themed entertainment, and sound for picture.

Michigan Tech's sound design program is comprehensive (unlike other schools). Study tools, techniques, theory, composition, audio production, narrative analysis, and story structure. Develop a professional portfolio starting your first semester. Attend professional conferences. Mix and produce sound effects, dialog, and music for film, theatre, radio, video games, and more. Technical arts form the backbone of the sound design field. There's no better place to learn than at a university that leads in STEM. Plus, many of our grads walk right into high-level jobs after graduation—sound designer Steve Green's first job was lead designer on the successful video game Abzû.

"The sound and theatre departments at Michigan Tech do a lot to help students grow and form connections in the professional world." Samantha Palumbo, Sound Design

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Michigan Technological University looks for applicants who create the future in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. We’re ready for what tomorrow needs. Are you?

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