Sound Design Minor

The minor in sound design allows students to study and create work in sound as it relates to film/video, new media, theatre, radio, and installation/exhibition projects. The minor draws on courses offered through the School of Communication, Bienen School of Music, and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The minor is open to all Northwestern undergraduate students.

Minor Requirements (6 units)

All courses for SoC majors, minors and distribution requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher and may not be taken P/N.

Selected, in any combination, from:

  • Radio/Television/Film

    Course Title
    Topics in Sound (topics may include advanced audio postproduction; sound design for horror, comedy, or the web; advanced Foley)
    Introduction to Sound Production
    Introduction to Sound Postproduction
    Symposium: Issues in RTVF (history and aesthetics of sound design)
    Independent Study
  • Theatre

    Course Title
    THEATRE 223-0Theatre Sound
    THEATRE 323-0Advanced Theatre Sound
  • Music Technology

    Course Title
    MUS_TECH 321-0Producing in the Virtual Studio
    MUS_TECH 335-0Selected Topics (topics may include recording and basic audio; studio techniques for electroacoustic music)
    MUS_TECH 340-0Composing With Computers
    MUS_TECH 342-1
    MUS_TECH 342-2
    Computer Sound Synthesis I
    and Computer Sound Synthesis II