In Audio Arts and Acoustics, you'll study sound, the most omnipresent and evocative of sensations, and hearing, the most versatile and intuitive of senses. Choose from Audio Design and Production, Live and Installed Sound, Acoustics, or Music Technology.
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In Columbia’s Audio Design and Production program, we believe that audio is both an art and a science. We’ll train you in both as they relate to the recording, editing, and processing techniques commonly used in all media productions. We emphasize lab-based practice and building versatile, marketable skills for a technologically dynamic industry. Our graduates are prepared for careers in music recording, audio post-production, audio for multimedia communications, sound design, and sound art.Learn More
As a Live and Installed Sound major, you’ll learn how to listen critically to live produced sound, the most important skill you can master in this field. We’ll train you to mic and mix just about every genre of music, work with the acoustics of different spaces, and deliver a performer’s message in an authentic, effective way. You’ll become an expert at thinking critically, troubleshooting, and problem solving so you can adapt as the industry changes.Learn More
As an Acoustics major, you’ll study a branch of physics that examines the generation, transmission, and modification of acoustic waves. You’ll learn how we perceive sounds and how to analyze them. This highly technical program emphasizes math, science, critical thinking skills, lab-based projects, and collaboration. Working closely with a faculty of working professionals and a cohort of your peers, you’ll prepare for a career in architectural acoustics, environmental noise control, sound perception, cognition and communication, or audio signal and vibration analysis.Learn More
The Bachelor of Science in Music Technology connects course work in music, audio arts, and information technology to educate artists and designers in the interdisciplinary foundations of modern musical practice. This curriculum focuses on the impact of technology on music’s creation, presentation, representation, and distribution since the beginning of the 20th century while preparing our students for professional musical life in the 21st century.LEARN MORE
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