THEA 286
Sound Design
Last Offered Spring 2019
Division I
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

What is “sound” and how does it work within a design for live performance? Starting from that fundamental question, this course will examine creative, practical, and technical aspects of sound design within a theatrical setting, from the physics of sound and the mechanics of human hearing and perception to sound aesthetics, style, and function. We will learn to effectively analyze a range of scripts and source material, apply research, and make specific choices about world building that serve both the needs of the script and the artist’s imaginative impulse. We will experiment with original sound design in a theater space, compare approaches, and learn to listen critically. We will consider how to integrate sound with the other design disciplines, and collaborate effectively to help to create a robust but coherent production.
The Class: Format: studio; a combination of lectures, discussions, and studio work
Limit: 10
Expected: 6
Class#: 3799
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: committed class participation and thoughtful, timely completion of all assignments and projects
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: students who have completed THEA 101, 102, 201 or 244, ARTS 100, or equivalent course or practical experience in the performing or studio arts
Materials/Lab Fee: $50
Distributions: Division I

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