Master in Sound Design

Academy of Art University

Program Description

Master in Sound Design

Academy of Art University


MA Sound Design Unit Requirements

  • Major 30 units
  • Graduate Liberal Arts 6 units

TOTAL 36 units

*Per director approval

MA Sound Design Degree Requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Minimum grade of C in all required 36 units

MA Sound Design Program Learning Outcomes

Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:

Listening Skills and Critical Thinking

Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the singular elements and overall combinations of sound design

Soundtrack for Visual Media

Create sound which supports or heightens the emotional impact of visual imagery

Production Skills and Technical Knowledge

Demonstrate proficiency with software related to contemporary sound production techniques

Professional Readiness

  • Think critically and demonstrate flexibility in creating or editing audio for client needs
  • Complete a final project which reflects professional goals

Visit 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.

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Last updated April 28, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Full time
935 USD
Start date Sept. 2016
USA San Francisco, California
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Price 935 USD
per unit - 3 units per class.