Students standing and kneeling next to speakers of various sizes and design


The artistic meets the technical in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Michigan Tech. Our students explore the intellectual, artistic, and intuitive knowledge and skills in recorded and live music, theatrical sound, and movie and TV sound.

Contact Information

Christopher Plummer

  • Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Josh Loar

  • Professor of Practice, Visual and Performing Arts

Sound News


"Not a day goes by that I don't use something I learned. My problem-solving approach is really refined. The opportunities I have are a result of the knowledge, skill set, and creativity I gained in the program. I get to design actual speakers that actual people will buy. It's really exciting."

—Tim DeYoung, 2012, Acoustic Design Engineer