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DIGITAL AUDIO ARTS

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Music - Digital Audio Arts

Intake: 

Fall

Campus: 

Lethbridge

Program Description

Building on a classical music base in theory and history, build on your love of music and develop research skills in production, performance, and technology.

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.

Explore courses in the following areas:

  • audio engineering and production
  • audio for gaming
  • composition for film and media
  • software design and development
  • interactive computer performance
  • computer assisted composition
  • audio research and portfolio development

ENSEMBLE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Collaborative piano/guitar
  • Global Drums/Percussion Ensemble
  • Integra Contemporary & Electroacoustic Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble and combos
  • Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
  • Opera Workshop
  • University Singers
  • University Wind Orchestra

SPACES

  • University Recital Hall with state-of-the-art acoustics
  • University Theatre – 450-seat proscenium theatre
  • 24/7 access to individual practice studios and 2 large ensemble rehearsal rooms
  • 2 Steinway concert grand and 50 rehearsal pianos
  • Canada’s most extensive percussion collection
  • Studio One –world-class recording studio
  • Studio Two – post-production studio
  • Music technology lab and audio editing suites
  • Professional audio gear loan centre

MORE INFORMATION

 

Quote: 


“Take advantage of opportunities. The best way to uncover your passion is by trying new things. Be avid in your search for knowledge and do not settle for meeting the bare minimum.” - Max Hopkins

"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

"Composing and mixing my own music in the studios at the University of Lethbridge has been so rewarding. My favourite project so far was my own personal EP titled “Echoes”. It was a project outside of class, heavily inspired by what I have learned in various music courses. It is work I am incredibly proud of." - Curtis McClelland

Additional Requirements: 

Fine Arts Requirements: Portfolio and Essay



 

 

Additional Scholarships: 

Joyce and Ron Sakamoto Digital Audio Arts Awards

Successful music business professionals and long-time supporters of the Department of Music at the University of Lethbridge, the Sakamoto’s have established this award to help encourage gifted music students to pursue careers in the digital audio arts.

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Entrance Award

Amount: multiple awards up to $1,000
Entrance scholarships are based solely on the exemplary creative work shown in the portfolio/essay submission. Prospective students are automatically eligible for this award with the acceptance of their application

Award for Continuing Students

Amount: multiple awards up to $1,000
Continuing students in the Bachelor of Music program with a declared major in Digital Audio Arts are eligible for this award. Criteria is based upon demonstrated proficiency in Digital Audio Arts measured by academic achievement, exemplary creative work, overall ability and/or potential.

Prize for Research and Development

Amount: multiple awards up to $1,000
Continuing students in the Bachelor of Music program with a declared major in Digital Audio Arts are eligible for this award. Criteria is based upon demonstrated proficiency in Digital Audio Arts measured by academic achievement, exemplary creative work, overall ability and/or potential.

Other Award Opportunities

Additional Information for Transfer Students: 

Transfer Database

Additional Deadlines: 

Fall Evaluation Schedule
Submit prior to one of the listed evaluation dates

  • December 15 – First Round*
  • March 15 – Second Round*
  • June 15 - Final Evaluation

*Aligns with scholarship deadlines


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

Program Planning

View uLethbridge Program Planning Guides.

Sample Classes:

  • Music 2160 - Theory I
  • Music 2161 - Musicianship Skills I
  • Music 2180 - History I: Antiquity to the Mid-Renaissance
  • Music 2181 - Acoustics

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