Majors & Minors (Undergraduate)

Sound Art (Concentration)

MICA's concentration in Sound Art provides an in-depth grounding in sound as an expressive medium.

Program Overview

The curriculum focuses on composition, improvisation, computer music, sound installation, psycho-acoustics, soundtrack work, instrument design, sound art, and radio art, as well as critical theory and history. 

Through the study of the sonic arts at MICA, you will develop an understanding of the countless ways musical composers, sound artists, and visual artists can conceive of an develop sound as a unique and powerful work of art.

Working Together

The concentration's range of potential partners includes STEIM, an Amsterdam-based center for research and development of instruments and tools for performers and artists in the field of sound; New Radio and Performing Arts, which fosters the development of new and experimental work for radio and sound arts; WXPN FM out of the University of Pennsylvania; Megapolis Audio Festival, an annual week-long event dedicated to the craft of DIY radio; and the High Zero Festival, and annual event dedicated to experimental, electronic music and sound installation art.