“It’s so much more than sound recording” – Kevin Austin
Working in multi-channel environments, students in Electroacoustic Studies (Ea) expand and refine their sonic imagination skills, and their abilities to hear and create sounds. A strength of the program is being inside one of Canada’s largest and most diversified Faculties of Fine Arts. This provides an immediate connection to artists from more than a dozen disciplines, including film, animation, theater, dance, gaming design, video, computer and digital design arts, etc. While students who complete the specialization in Ea recording arts get a solid grounding to work in studios, the program is not designed to be a full recording arts program, nor is it a music technology program. It’s much more broad—fertile training ground to learn how to create imaginary audio soundscapes for dancers and animators, invent sound-designed atmospheres, tell stories, do location recording and much more.
The Major in Electroacoustic Studies is a 48-credit program that covers many areas of electroacoustics, recording and sonic arts. A strong core of auditory, listening and sonic creativity skills allow graduates to pursue work and studies in electroacoustic composition, sound design and recording.
Minor in Electroacoustic Studies
The Minor in Electroacoustic Studies is a 24-credit program allowing students from other areas to develop auditory, listening and sonic creativity skills.
Specialization in Electroacoustic Creative Practices