Master in Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media

Academy of Art University

Program Description

Master in Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media

Academy of Art University

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The MFA program provides advanced training in music and sound design. Students are guided through the completion of a final thesis project that reflects their breadth of music and audio expertise.

MFA Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media Unit Requirements

  • Major 27 units
  • Directed Study 18 units
  • Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units
  • Electives* 6 units

TOTAL 63 units

*Per director approval

MFA Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media Degree Requirements

  • Successful completion of Final Thesis Project
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units

MFA Program Learning Outcomes

Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:

MFA Thesis Project

Students will conceive and complete an original MFA thesis which represents an advanced level of achievement in the field of music creation or sound design for visual media.

Music Composition

  • Advanced understanding of the language of music: harmony, melody, and rhythm.
  • Orchestrate and arrange music at a professional level
  • Write or edit music for different visual environments (such as film, television, animation, games, multimedia, and commercials) at a professional level

Soundtrack for Visual Media

Create music or sound which supports or heightens the emotional impacts of visual images (or visual material).

Production Skills and Technical Knowledge

Demonstrate expert-level proficiency with software related to contemporary music production techniques.

Professional Readiness

Think critically and demonstrate flexibility in creating or editing music for client needs. Collaborate effectively with a creative team on a given project, such as a film, television show, animation, game, multimedia project, or commercial.

Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH*, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). Acting degree program is currently not offering online courses. **B.ARCH is currently in candidacy status.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 16, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2016
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Full time
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935 USD
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USA San Francisco, California
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