Game Sound Designers require a deep-dive into both game history and sound fundamentals to build a strong foundation in audio production. From the first day of their first semester, students in our Game Sound Design major will begin learning what it takes to produce high-quality audio and create a game ambiance like no other.

Year 1

  • Audio Production—understand the basics of digital writing and editing
  • History of Musical Innovation—explore music from medieval times to modern day
  • Introduction to Game Development—learn the process of creating a game and develop key industry skills like teamwork and group-problem solving
  • Fundamentals of Digital Music—use a variety of digital tools to learn about and create music
  • Game History—research the history of gaming through a multitude of lenses to better understand game development

Year 2

  • Game Technology I—-learn the essential skill set for editing and design, prototyping, and working in game engines
  • Sound Studio Production—get introduced to the Sound Studio for recording, mixing, and mastering audio
  • Synthesis & Sound Design—gain experience with industry-standard synthesizers and electronic effects within Logic
  • Game Production I
  • Sound Design for Interactivity & Games I—start with the history of sound production and end with a complete interactive sound package
  • Business & the Entrepreneurial Mindset—learn the importance of a business mindset through real-world examples and hands-on activities
  • Creative Portfolio Tools—explore a variety of portfolio tools to launch your creative career

Year 3

  • Sound Design for Interactivity & Games II
  • Advanced Audio & Sound Design—learn sound design in relation to several different forms of media while emphasizing the creative and artistic aspects of sound design
  • Game Production II
  • Math elective—choose a math elective of your choice

Year 4

  • College Capstone—integrate your past three years of knowledge to create a final, cumulative project that you can show to potential employers
  • Business of Music—examine the music business industry and gain essential skills to have a successful professional music or music management career
  • Senior Production—speculate on the future of games and how your role as a producer plays into the continuously changing game environment
  • Portfolio for Game Sound Design—refine a specific audio project, so it’s perfect come time for job applications