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Sound Design Concentration

Students who complete the Sound Design concentration will gain the knowledge and skills to be well-positioned for a variety of career opportunities within On/Off-Broadway theatre and shops, musical national/international tours, regional theatres, the media and music industries, audio/video installation companies and corporate event-planning companies.

Students will gain valuable knowledge and competencies in acoustics, electric theory, sound contents and system design, audio networking, music theory, composition, live sound reinforcement, studio recording, mixing and mastering, post-production and music technology, drawing on coursework within and beyond Theatre Arts, and intersecting most immediately with the college’s Conservatory of Music and the New Media program housed within the School of Film and Media Studies.

Students must satisfy the General Education requirements (both SUNY and Purchase College Health and Wellness requirement) in addition to the major requirements below. ACT 1250,  TDT1210 (freshman year) and ACT 2100 may be counted toward the liberal arts requirement (30 credits minimum) for the BFA.

Freshman Year: 25 credits

The freshman year requirements are the same for all undergraduate theatre design/technology majors.

Sophomore Year: 26 credits

Junior Year: 29 credits

Senior Year: 26 credits