Sonic Arts Specialization

An Optional Specialization Sequence for Game Design Majors

As a Game Design major specializing in Sonic Arts, you'll learn how to implement and maintain an effective sonic landscape that will enrich the interactive experience of the games you create.

The hands-on sound production courses will introduce you to audio techniques, covering the basics of writing, producing, and engineering productions. Toward the end of the specialization sequence, courses will have a specific emphasis on the creative and artistic approaches to sound design. Here are some skills you will gain with the Sonic Arts Specialization: 

  • Learn the fundamentals of music and how to create it on the computer using digital tools.
  • Gain a solid understanding of digital audio recording and editing techniques for persuasion, information, and entertainment, as well as the experience you need to be 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 by working at digital audio workstations to record and organize synthesized sounds and explore the vast array of electronic effects in Apple Logic.

Courses in this Specialization Currently Include:

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