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Sound Design

University of Southern California

Bachelor On Campus
48 months
Duration
57256 USD/year
57256 USD/year
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About

The BFA in Sound Design at University of Southern California offers students the necessary tools and experience for success in sound design and engineering in all areas of the theatre and entertainment industry. 

Overview

Students learn a combination of technical, management and design training — as well as are introduced to sound recording and mixing, and receive hands-on experience sound designing for the School of Dramatic Arts’ theatrical season.The Sound Design program is offered at University of Southern California.

Students begin exploring the skills acquired in the classroom through assignments on productions as early as their first year of enrollment. The School’s ambitious season of productions are design and built by students under the supervision of a professional staff of designers and theatre technicians.

The BFA is a professional degree program, which offers a conservatory approach to training. This degree emphasizes practical experience in addition to traditional course work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fundamentals of Audio Recording
  • Critical Listening
  • Fundamentals of Audio Engineering
  • Digital Equipment and Recording
  • Introduction to Sound Reinforcement
  • Introduction to Acting
  • Text Studies for Production
  • Introduction to Theatrical Production
  • The Art of Theatrical Design
  • Theory & Practice of World Theatre 
  • Stage Sound
  • Methods and Materials
  • Directing
  • Lighting Design
  • Stage Management 
  • Introduction to Sound Design
  • Theatre Practicum
  • Seminar
  • Advanced Theatrical Drafting
  • Sound for Theatre
  • Advanced Sound Design
  • Advanced Theatre Practicum
  • Scene Design 
  • Costume Design 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

128 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

The following materials are required in order to be considered for admission in the USC School of Dramatic Arts. 

  • Current picture or headshot
  • Drama resumeYour resume should include any and all production activities. If you would like, you may also add any other non-production work or volunteer experience.
  • Statement of PurposeSchedule Portfolio Review
  • Non-refundable audition fee of $46

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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