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
- Think critically and demonstrate flexibility in creating or editing audio for client needs
- Complete a final project which reflects professional goals
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All international students will require a VISA to enter the US and an OPT application to extend their stay after graduation. Selecting a STEM approved program allows for the benefit of being able to apply for an extended 24-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) stay to work in the country after graduation.
The following Academy majors qualify for the 24-month STEM Extension: Advanced Architectural Design; Advertising; Advertising & Branded Media Technology; Animation & Visual Effects; Architecture; Architectural Design; Art Education; Communications & Media Technologies; Game Development; Game Programming; Graphic Design; Graphic Design & Digital Media; Industrial Design; Interior Architecture & Design; New Media & Web Design. For more information on approved STEM programs, how to apply, and more common questions about studying as an international student at the Academy of Art University, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page here.
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Last updated February 21, 2017