The sound of success

Strike the right chord with global audiences

Pursue your passion for sound design at the first and only university to confer B.F.A., M.A., and M.F.A. degrees in the field. Engage in a curriculum that models the aesthetics, tools, and workflow of commercial media production as you become a virtuoso who can do it all. Faculty, with decades of experience, guide you as you develop the technique and skill to record memorable audio narratives using state-of-the-art resources. Collaboration with peers in cross-disciplines allow you to lend your talents to films, animations, and video games.

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Sound design degrees

SCAD's sound design degrees are offered in Savannah.

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Student work

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Make a sound career move

At SCAD you can do it all by mastering the techniques for dialogue, sound effects, and music. Colin Lechner (M.F.A., sound design, 2014) explains how his SCAD experience helped him become a confident, expressive artist.

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SCAD student using field recording equipment to capture beach sounds

Find your place in the spotlight

Thanks in part to guidance from preeminent faculty and distinguished guests, sound design students and alumni have achieved acclaim, earning Emmy Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, Red Dot Design Awards, Student Golden Reels, and the prestigious Verna Fields Student Filmmakers Award.

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Meet our esteemed faculty

Our faculty draw from decades of career experience, have published books and volumes on the subject, and own a veritable trophy case of accolades like professor David Stone. Stone has contributed sound editing work to more than 100 feature films and television series, including “Top Gun,” “Edward Scissorhands,” and more.

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"Anyone should observe that we all live inside a media culture and that young people listen passionately to the sounds of Web videos, movies, and games. They have easy access to more powerful media-making tools than any previous generation."

David Stone | Sound design professor

Related majors and minors

Sound design is an ever-evolving field. In order to thrive in such an industry, many students choose to pursue a double major or related minor while they are here. You can explore new perspectives, harness diverse creative approaches, and develop a unique, well-rounded style — all while earning multiple degrees.

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