Create soundscapes for visual media. Design sounds for theatre or sound effects for video games. Craft sonic environments to enhance emotions. Explore the possibilities for creativity through electroacoustic composition, sound design and recording, while training your inner and outer ear.
Yes, you’ll learn about music history, theory, and composition, and also have opportunities to:
Master stereo and multi-track recording techniques
Collaborate on university film and animation projects, dance, theatre or performance art installations
Learn to use software tools to process analog and digital sounds
Electroacoustic Studies specializations
Admission is to the major. After the successful completion of first-year core courses (30 credits), students may apply for transfer into one of two specializations:
Specialization in Electroacoustic Creative Practices (60 credits)
Specialization in Electroacoustic Recording Arts (60 credits)
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.
March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.
Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.
Admission to this program is available for the Fall Term only.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
After your degree
You’ll graduate with the knowledge and discipline to think critically about your work and collaborate with others, and poised to find success in the music industry. Electroacoustic Studies alumni have been recognized through awards and nominations, and are regularly hired by key members of the cultural industries.
Your degree can lead to many paths such as:
Sound designer/composer/musician for gaming, film and video
Live and studio electroacoustic musician
You’ll be well-placed to pursue graduate studies in electroacoustic composition and recording.
Major in Electroacoustic Studies
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