Undergraduate Admissions

Sound Design

Sound design student working with a soundscape dashboard.

Tell stories with sound.

Sound designers are critical to storytelling in films, TV, theater, video games, and theme parks. Many Huskies walk into high-level jobs after graduation.

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.

Other sound programs offer training in a fraction of the discipline. This program? Comprehensive: tools, techniques, theory, composition, audio production, narrative analysis, and story structure. Technical arts form the backbone of the sound design field. No better place to learn than a university that leads in STEM: science, technology, engineering, and math.

Crazy Smart Experiences:

  • Developing a professional portfolio starting your first semester
  • Working one-on-one with your advisor each semester to talk about your progress and class schedule and to connect you with production experiences at Michigan Tech
  • Attending professional conferences where you’ll meet with industry professionals and present your work
  • Mixing and producing sound effects, dialog and music for film, theatre, and radio productions, and producing and mastering CDs

Create the Future with Careers In:

  • Film sound-effects editing
  • Foley engineering
  • Studio engineering
  • Live sound engineering
  • Musical mixing

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • Disney
  • Cirque de Soleil
  • Turn10 Studios
"The sound and theatre departments at Michigan Tech do a lot to help students grow and form connections in the professional world." Samantha Palumbo, senior in sound design

Customize your Degree:

Minors available in:

  • Art
  • Music (concentrations are available in general music, music technology, and jazz idiom)
  • Music Composition
  • Music Performance
  • Technical Theatre
  • Theatre Arts

Take Courses Like:

  • Sound Design
  • Lighting and Sound Technology
  • Film Music
  • Scenic Design
  • Modern Theatre History

Learn more about sound design at Michigan Tech!