Sound Design

DGM 6140 4 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Explores the history, theory, and practice of sound design, the creation of aural environments, special effects, dialogue, and music for a variety of traditional and digital media, including film, TV/video, animation, theatre, radio, interactive games, and the Internet. Films such as The Matrix, Citizen Kane, and Star Wars serve as the basis for developing a core knowledge of sound design concepts, particularly the development of critical listening skills. Topics cover “spotting,” digital audio editing and recording, sample libraries, aesthetics of design, music composition, script interpretation, critical listening, professional collaboration, sound and music technology, digital audio production, and production organization. Offers students an opportunity to master core skills, enabling them to communicate effectively with directors, producers, and/or creative artists in the media and entertainment industries.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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