Sound Art

Studies in the concepts of non-musical audio art with emphasis on combining audio with other media. This course will provide an introduction to sound recording and sound design. A primary focus will be hands-on creative work with sound, concentrating on the use of audio as an expressive art form. There will also be an introduction to some of the literature, history, and theory of the field. Through a study of sound effect creation, Foley Art, and Synesthetic Art, audio will be incorporated with time-based visual material (video). In addition, you will be introduced to ideas and concepts for the creation of interactive and immersive aural environments and audio as used in installation art.

photograph of sound recording studio

Photograph courtesy of Northern Illinois University Time Arts Department

Storytime Project

Sonic Portrait

Foley Art Project

Sound Logo Project

Animate to Sound Project

Podcast Project