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Any VCU student may apply for a minor in sound design and acceptance is based on an application review. The minor requires a minimum of 18 credits in the following courses, of which a minimum of nine credits must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Course Title Hours
Required courses
THEA 333Sound Technology3
KINE 346Survey of Sound Design3
Select 12 credits from:12
Integrating Sight and Sound
Sound Design for Dance
Sound Art
Sound Design
Topics in Sound
Fundamental Musicianship
Digital Music Production
Dramatic Scoring
Film and Media Scoring
Sound and Color
The Physics of Sound and Music
Audio Mixing
Sound Design for Theatre
Rehearsal and Performance
Total Hours18