School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."
Creating music and sound for film, television, video games or any other visual medium involves a unique combination of technical expertise and aesthetic sensibility. Academy of Art University's School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media program offers a unique collaborative environment for music composition and sound production with an emphasis on industry-standard production technologies for the ever-expanding world of visual media.
The School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media offers arranging, music theory and music production courses as well as many others. See more.
- Audio Production
- Audio Recording
- Analysis of Dramatic Scoring
- Creative Sound Design for Visual Media
- Ear Training
- Film Music Appreciation
- Music Notation and Score Preparation
- Music Editing for Visual Media
- Modern Techniques in Music Production
- Music Scoring for Animation
- Music Theory
- Music Scoring for Film
- Music Scoring for Games
- Music Scoring for TV Commercials
- Music Theory & Basic Notation
- Orchestration Techniques
- Sound for Games
- And More!
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Schedule of Classes
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The School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media offers accredited AA, BFA and MFA degrees. Learn More.
Study Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media through our undergraduate programs, graduate programs, accredited online program, continuing art education and pre-college scholarship programs.
Learn from top industry professionals who work to inspire you and develop your unique talents. Your exposure to these talented musicians and sound designers is a unique experience not often found at other sound design or music production schools. Learn More.
Get hands-on experience at a cutting-edge music production and sound design school with the latest tools that enable you to create a dynamic body of work that stands out above the rest. Learn More.
News & Success Stories
Find your motivation in the successes of Academy alumni and faculty members. See what took them to the top of the industry and earned the acclaim of their peers. Learn More.
Spring Show Portfolio
See the student work that can truly be called the best of the best from this year's Spring Show. Learn More.
This isn’t a typical sound design or music production degree program. At Academy Art University, your career doesn’t begin with the completion of a sound design or music production degree. As a Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media student, you begin your professional career on day one. Learn More.
Firms & Clients Hiring Our Students
Academy of Art University students have gone on to work at companies such as Skywalker Sound and more. See More.
- Score Revolution
- American Zoetrope
- Skywalker Sound
- And More!
Program Learning Outcomes
To learn more about the skills you will acquire in this program, view BFA Program Learning Outcomes and MFA Program Learning Outcomes.
Contact us at 800.544.2787 (U.S. Only) or 415.274.2200.