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Music and Sound Design, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Redmond, WA, United States
The BA in Music and Sound Design is a four-year degree focusing on the creative principles of interactive sound design. This program at DigiPen Institute of Technology combines foundational coursework in music – including music history, composition, theory, and performance – with practical training in studio recording techniques and sound design principles.
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Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design is a four-year degree at DigiPen Institute of Technology focusing on the creative principles of interactive sound design. This program combines foundational coursework in music – including music history, composition, theory, and performance – with practical training in studio recording techniques and sound design principles. 

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete the BA in Music and Sound Design program will be able to create engaging game and film soundtracks by applying music concepts in a real-world studio setting, not just as a sound designer, but as an effective team member with a broad understanding of the game development process.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Composition 
  • History of Film and Animation 
  • Mathematics of Music and Sound 
  • Private Lessons: Instrumental or Vocal 
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Music Theory and Musicianship
  • Sound Design Project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Academic Records
  • Financial Responsibility Form
  • Proof of Proficiency in the English Language (for non-native English speakers)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37030 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37030 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    33700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Redmond

  • 1556 - 2600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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