University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Sound Design Certificate

The Sound Design Certificate offers students with previous experience in sound (particularly those who have completed the Sound Production Fundamentals Certificate) an opportunity to develop advanced skills, technique, and theory in sound design and production. Students will gain advanced technical skills in mixing, design, and mastering, as well as expand their creative skills in using sound as a medium for art and communication.

This program is based out of the School of Visual & Media Arts, and is in partnership with Schools of the College of the Arts & Media.

Post-secondary Certificate - Sound Design


Sound Design Certificate Required Courses8
Certificate Electives4
Total Hours12

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Sound Design Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
MUST 310Interactivity and Digital Signal Processing2
MART 345Sound for Film3
MART 445Sound for Digital Media3
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Certificate Electives

Complete 4 credits of the following courses:4
Principles of Sound Design
Sonic Programming
Sound in the Natural World
Designing the Show
Theatre Sound I
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-