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FACULTY OF FINE ARTS

DIGITAL AUDIO ARTS

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Music - Digital Audio Arts

Intake: 

Fall

Campus: 

Lethbridge

Program Description

The Digital Audio Arts is the most comprehensive bachelor degree program of its kind in Canada. Explore a variety of topics including audio engineering, music production, electronics and programming for musical applications, interactive music performance, and digital studio composition for media. DAA is both theoretically grounded and practically focused, with in-depth classroom work put into practice in real-world professional settings. Studies are further enhanced through presentations by experts and visiting artists from a variety of music industry fields and creative disciplines.

As you are exposed to music history, theory, and composition, you will 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
  • give public performances of creative work
  • attend lectures from leading industry specialists

Collaborate with students and faculty in music as well as art, drama and new media as well as with numerous disciplines across campus provide real-world research experiences. Discover your creative voice as you 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.

You have full access to co-operative education, international exchanges, independent and applied studies as well as volunteer opportunities. uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer co-operative education to all majors in the university, at both the undergrad and grad level.

Participate in a dynamic season of performances, visiting performers and workshops, internship opportunities, recording and producing contracts, professional certification, and competitions on a local, provincial, national and international level.

Department of Music

Find out more about the Music Department and what it is like.

Degree Length

4 Years

Fine Arts Additional Admissions Requirements

Portfolio & Essay

Spaces
  • University Recital Hall with state-of-the-art acoustics
  • 24/7 access to individual practice studios
  • 2 large ensemble rehearsal rooms
  • 2 Steinway concert grands and 50 rehearsal pianos
  • Canada’s most extensive percussion collection
  • Studio One – world-class recording studio
  • Studio Two – post-production studio
  • Music technology and composition lab
  • Audio editing suites
  • Professional audio gear loan centre

Find out more about our spaces and technology.

Related Degree Options

Bachelor of Music /Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Arts (Music) /Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Music (Music)
Bachelor of Arts (Music)
Bachelor of Arts & Science (Music)
Bachelor of Arts (Music) /Bachelor of Management

Student Testimonials

"Every class has shown me different perspectives, and areas to explore. I have been exposed to new forms of art, and appreciate them for all that they are. The music industry is very competitive, but with my success at the U of L, I feel confident that I am ready to take that next step." - Marcela Rada

Check out what alumni are saying about your program.

Concerts & Recitals

Attend a concert or performance this year.

Ensembles

Participate in an ensemble for credit or non-credit.

Past Guest Artists & Lecturers

The Fine Arts brings in over 150 visiting artists every year.  Find out more about the past visitors and lecturers. 

Student Success

See some Digital Audio Arts special projects.

Fine Arts Scholarships & Awards

Find monetary support as a student in the Faculty of Fine Arts – both as a future student and continuing.

 

 

Additional Requirements: 

For current information on admission and program requirements, visit the Registrar's Office website.

Not from Alberta? View other provinces' grade 12-level subjects.


Possible Careers

  • Sound Designer
  • Digital Audio Editor
  • Studio Musician/Synthesist
  • Synthesist/Producer
  • Composer
  • Arranger
  • Film, and TV Sound Designer
  • Sound Consultant
  • Computer Music Researcher

Some of these careers require additional education. Students may also choose to continue their education at the MFA or Ph.D. level. To find out more about opportunities available to you contact Fine Arts Advising.

Find more information about careers opportunities

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