Columbia College Chicago

Audio Arts & Acoustics

Columbia’s Audio Arts & Acoustics Department has trained some of the best sound artists, scientists and technicians in the country.

Columbia’s Audio Arts & Acoustics Department has trained some of the best sound artists, scientists and technicians in the country. We specialize in live and recorded sound design, engineering and production/post-production; environmental and architectural acoustics for public, commercial and residential spaces; and design and management of audio installations.

You’ll choose courses that focus on the specific techniques, technologies and aesthetics of the music industry and/or of sound as an independent art form, and become familiar with both large-format recording studios and desktop environments. You’ll also study the science and physiology of sound and hearing.

Audio professionals are problem solvers, innovators and artists. Join the revolution.

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