Sonic Arts Specialization

An Optional Specialization for Communication Majors

Sonic Arts is much in demand for today's communication professionals. Learn the ins and outs of the audio and recording industry. The important skills you develop through the Sonic Arts specialization sequence of courses will give you a tremendous advantage in the marketplace when you begin your job search.

  • Learn the fundamentals of music and how to create it on the computer using digital tools.

  • Hands-on sound production courses will introduce you to audio techniques, covering the basics of writing, producing, and engineering for audio production.

  • Learn how to write, produce, and perform a variety of programs including news, interviews, commercials, dramas, and documentaries.

  • Gain a solid understanding of digital audio recording and editing techniques for persuasion, information, and entertainment. You'll also become proficient in technical aspects of sound and music production, such as signal flows, mixing, mastering, compression, asset management, and online delivery.

  • Delve into creating sounds using current industry standard synthesizers. Working at digital audio workstations, you'll record and organize synthesized sounds and explore the vast array of electronic effects in Apple Logic.

  • Courses toward the end of the specialization sequence will have a specific emphasis on the creative and artistic approaches to sound design.

Courses in this specialization currently include: 


Select three additional to complete the specialization: