Sonic arts is an approach to composing music and sounds using new technologies. Electronic and software instruments open new possibilities for musical expression and sound design, which become two aspects of the same artistic practice. As a sonic arts student, you will study studio techniques as methods to realize creative vision. You will also study new media composition in weekly lessons and courses. The sonic arts curriculum is deliberately flexible, allowing each student to pursue his or her own artistic and professional goals, whether experimental, commercial, or both. The M.F.A. will culminate in a major new work, which may be purely musical or multimedia, possibly completed in collaboration with visual or performance artists.
* Unless specified otherwise, all courses are three credits.