Theater Sound Design & Media

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Theater Sound Design & Media

Spring 2020

Taught By: Ben Williams

Section: A

CRN: 6995

Credits: 4

This course examines the process of adapting various media into live theater, with special attention to the role of sound design. Learning about the tools that a sound designer uses for rehearsals and performances, students will gain practical insights into the possibilities of designing for live performance. Students will also become familiar with a variety of software platforms to create and mix a live sound design. Unlike a conventional audio engineering skills course, this seminar considers the history and aesthetic values behind innovations in sound design in the work of experimental theater companies such as Elevator Repair Service and The Wooster Group. It also explores how the role of the sound designer becomes comparable to that of a "performer." How does the designer-as-performer influence the development of a production? How does this dynamic and improvisational presence relate to the role of the director? This seminar involves reading, writing, listening, and video viewing assignments that culminate in a collaborative final creative project on sound mixing. This course fulfills the media/performance course requirement for Theater majors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:17pm 1/23/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 002

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/11/2020