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 2019-20.

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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

Fitz Patton
Jun 09, 2019

Fitz Patton (’01) Wins Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play

Patton, with his extensive list of Broadway credits, scores a 2019 Tony Award for his work on Tarell McCraney’s Choir Boy.

Christopher Ross-Ewart
Apr 15, 2019

Christopher Ross-Ewart (’17) Brings Hook & Eye Sound Design to The Flea

Hook & Eye Theater is coming to The Flea with three brand new ideas on showcase.