School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media
As a Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media student, you will begin your professional career on day one. Starting with first semester class assignments, you will gain hands-on experience with digital audio workstations.
The demands of the contemporary music composer are more technical than they used to be. Today’s industry demands highly educated professionals who combine technical proficiency with musical creativity. Academy of Art University offers hands-on, narrative-driven courses taught by professional musicians and sound designers. Instructors are chosen for their expertise and achievements, as well as their knowledge of contemporary trends in the industry, which offers valuable insight.
In addition to a faculty of working professionals, Academy of Art University’s School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media offers a number of ways for students to meet and interact with other professionals in the industry:
Annual Spring Show – Every year, the top student work on display at Academy of Art University’s Spring Show attracts creative professionals from around the country. The Annual Spring Show is a unique opportunity for school students to meet top professionals in the industry and have their portfolios reviewed.
Career & Entrepreneurial Services – Students prepare for entry into the professional work force by taking advantage of the Career & Entrepreneurial Services department’s onsite and online workshops. See more.
Topics include: Job Search Strategies, Resumes & Cover Letters, Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Own Business, Networking & Interviewing Techniques.
In addition, online office hours and career service chats offer opportunities for students to get individual career counseling, advice on resume and interview expectations, portfolio tips, hiring standards, industry trends and networking techniques.
All registered students, graduates and alumni have access to the daily updated job board, where companies post internships, freelance, full-time and part-time positions.
Industry Relationships & Events – Throughout each semester, the School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media participates in industry events and brings respected professionals in the industry to campus. Students benefit from lectures and artist presentations by top artists.
Industry on Campus Presents: CBS/Paramount - Jim Michaels
Through the School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media’s innovative program, students develop their individual styles and create powerful portfolios demonstrating unique artistic visions. As technical and conceptual skills develop, students are encouraged to take advantage of the unique opportunities for collaboration on game design, film and animation projects with other Academy of Art University students.
As you earn your degree, you will develop a portfolio and get the well-rounded set of skills required for jobs in the industry such as: