Undergraduate Admissions
Sound design student simulating a sound wave.

Sound Design

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.

Customize your degree with:

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

Get hands-on experience like:

  • 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

Get a job like:

  • Film sound-effects editor
  • Foley engineer
  • Studio engineer
  • Live sound engineer
  • Musical mixer

Work for companies like:

  • Disney
  • Cirque de Soleil
  • Turn10 Studios

Learn more about sound design at Michigan Tech!