Sound Design

The Sound Design program works to develop and exercise the artistic, compositional, technical, and communications skills of sound designers, composers, and engineers through substantial academic offerings and a rigorous set of practical design opportunities that together provide a comprehensive professional training experience. Sound design applicants should be innately musical, even if they do not play a musical instrument, have a natural sensitivity to the subtlety of our aural world, be familiarized with contemporary design tools and technology. They should have a love of the spoken word, an appreciation of all music and sound, and be on their way to developing advanced critical listening skills. This is a collaborative program that builds strong bonds among all the artists in the school and a lasting network of diverse, creative professionals.

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Current Students Receiving Financial Aid

More than $7,000,000 in financial aid was awarded in 2018-19.

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Production Opportunities

Students apply theory to professional practice in production work at the School, Yale Rep, and Yale Cabaret.

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Affinity Groups

Coalition-building and networking among students who share common interests, goals, and/or a self-identified background.

SOUND DESIGN A Megumi Katayama (’19), Michael Costagliola (’18), and Frederick Kennedy (’18) Part 1 “It’s a very safe environment in which to learn to be a better collaborator.”

Student Perspectives

“It’s a very safe environment in which to learn to be a better collaborator.”

SOUND DESIGN B Megumi Katayama (’19), Michael Costagliola (’18), and Frederick Kennedy (’18) Part 2 “There’s an amazing way in our program of mentoring each other.”

Student Perspectives

“There’s an amazing way in our program of mentoring each other.”

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Department News

Jeremy O. Harris
Oct 10, 2018

‘Slave Play’ World Premiere Features Yale Talent

The award-winning work by Jeremy O. Harris (’19) includes School of Drama actors, designers, and dramaturg.

WIld Goose Dreams
Sep 18, 2018

Yale Alums Power NYC Premiere of ‘Wild Goose Dreams’

The play by Hansol Jung (’14) stars Peter Kim (’04) and features costumes by Linda Cho (’98) and sound design by Palmer Hefferan (’13).