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DRAMA 213 A: Introduction To Sound Design For Theatre

Meeting Time: 
MW 9:30am - 11:20am
HUT 171
Matthew Starritt

Additional Details:

This course will be an exploration of the basic concepts of sound design for the theatre. Through an emphasis on weekly projects and presentations, our focus will be on building an understanding of key design elements. By the end of the course, you will have the tools and understanding to talk about, create, present, and execute a basic theatrical sound design. We will also explore the fundamentals of physical sound, acoustics, psychoacoustics, digital sound, as well as the equipment typically found in use in the theatre.

Course Goals:

  • Understanding of the process in which sound is created and executed for the theatre.
  • Proficiency in using a wave editor (audacity) to edit sound files, and in the programming of digital playback (qlab).
  • Development in the exchange of ideas involving the design elements of sound. 
  • Sufficiency in presenting sound design ideas.
Catalog Description: 
Explores the how and why of sound and music for theatre. Includes different uses for audio in plays; choosing sounds and pieces of music; basic editing of music, environments, and effects; designing a cohesive world of sound.
GE Requirements: 
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 12:44pm