BFA in Sound Design

The Design & Production programs prepare talented and committed students for careers in the professional world of theatre and related entertainment media. The program curriculum stresses the development of a student as a theatre artist. Focusing on collaboration, imagination, intellect, communication skills, oral critique, as well as professional behavior.

During each year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, courses in design, production, graphic skills, management and dramatic literature follow a carefully integrated sequence of class exercises and production opportunities. The committed students who pursue the BFA degree in Design, Production, or Management at Boston University discover who they are, what they do well, and what they are capable of doing. They learn to be collaborative theatre artists that work productively under the stresses of the theatrical profession and, most importantly, they learn to integrate design, production and management skills with their own personal sensibility.

Program of Study

(minimum of 130 credits)

Second Year 1st 2nd
Matinee 0 0
Colloquium 1 1
Production 2+ 2+
Sound Design 1 & 2 3 3
VectorWorks 2 1
Elements of Music Theory 4
Production Audio 1 & 2 3 3
Art History 1 & 2 4 4
Open elective 3
Total 18 19
Third Year
Matinee 0 0
Colloquium 1 1
Production 2+ 2+
Lighting Design 1 3
Tech Production 2 3
Electronic Music 2 & 3 2 2
Music History elective 3
Film Sound 4
Social Science 4 4
Total 15 16
Fourth Year
Matinee 0 0
Colloquium 1 1
Production 2+ 2+
Shakespeare 4
Scene Design 1 or Costume Design 1 3
Intro to Stage Direction 2
Theatre Literature elective 3
Senior Sound Project 3
Internship 3
Total 13 12