To inquire about this program:
Theatre Admission Office | 773-325-7999 |​

The Sound Design program will prepare you to be a sound designer and sound engineer in the theatre and entertainment industries. You will learn how to edit, record and compose sound and music with hardware and software that is used by professionals, as well as collaborate with directors, designers and production staff to gain experience translating design concepts into reality.

As a Sound Design major, you will take courses in:

  • Editing and sequencing
  • History of sound design
  • Mixing and mastering music tracks
  • Music theory
  • Science of sound
  • Sound acoustics
  • Sound software
  • Sound system construction
  • Theatrical and film scores
The Theatre School presents more than 40 public productions each season, for which you will be able to work a as sound designer and technician to gain hands-on experience. You will learn from distinguished and award-winning faculty, many of whom are professional designers, artists and technicians.

In your fourth year of the program, you will have the opportunity to do an internship in the sound design industry that is tailored toward your interests, such as musical theatre, outdoor sound design, or recording. You will also have the chance to take part in the annual Graduate Showcase, where you will present your portfolio to artistic and technical directors, and other members of the theatre, film, television and music industries.

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