Associate of Arts in Sound Design
Academy of Art University

Program Details

The Associate of Arts in Sound Design is an online music degree program from Academy of Art University.  This program offers a focused introduction to soundtrack creation for visual media using contemporary sound production techniques.  Courses emphasize recording, editing, and mixing soundtrack elements like dialog, sound effects, and ambiences.  In addition, you will gain foundational skills in digital audio workstations and layering and mixing techniques to create sonic worlds for visual media and bring original music and sound designs to life. 

Graduates will be prepared to create effective sound for such visual environments as:

  • Film
  • Television
  • Animation
  • Games
  • Commercials


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • All official transcript(s), including from any other universities or learning institutions you've attended

School Accreditation Statement

National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission