College of Liberal Arts
Sound for the Performing Arts seeks to expand the young sound designer/technician/engineer’s range of knowledge and expression through a broad-based exposure to the many and various careers related to sound for the performing arts. Typically, sound designers enter this field with either a strong technical/engineering aptitude/background or extraordinary musical talent in composition and/or performance. Ideal candidates demonstrate strong aptitude in both fields.
Students receive a solid foundation in all aspects of sound for the performing arts as part of a well-rounded liberal arts education. Working as part of many different types of teams, the student learns to collaborate artistically and technically towards the realization of a multitude of auditory projects in the performing arts. The program is diverse enough to allow students to focus their energies more toward the technical side, the artistic side, or both.
The major consists of core classes, specialized training and related electives. Upon completion, the student may choose to enter any sound related field or pursue further graduate study for a career in the entertainment industry.
*Students may only audition to enter this degree option after completing courses in the freshman year with a 2.5 GPA.
Transfer GPA and Course Requirements
Purdue admits to individual majors. Many majors require that applicants have completed specific coursework, and all have a suggested minimum GPA. The criteria for this major are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these criteria are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students.
Minimum GPA: 2.2
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