Advanced Projects in Sound Practices (MSR4155.01)

Senem Pirler

In this course, students will work towards completing either one piece or the body of their work in sound practices. These projects can vary, including but are not limited to: sound compositions, music productions (mixes, recordings, and arrangement), e-music pieces, sound design for moving images or theater or video games & VR, online performance ideas and setups, and radio and transmission art pieces. Emphasis will be on portfolio making, depth of approach to content, the refinement of the process, and in-class peer critical review. During this course, there will be exercises (individually or as a group) towards completion and advancing students’ projects. The class will be concluded with online and in-person presentation events, as conditions permit.

Students interested in re-taking this course should contact the faculty.

Learning Outcomes:
The main objectives of the course are:
- To continue to develop creative and critical thinking about sound practices.
- To focus on completing one piece or the body of work in sound practices.
- To learn how to articulate and present one’s artistic practice.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical thinking about sound practices.
- Present an original sound work.
- Address their current individual artistic practice and aesthetics.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Determination will be given based on the evidence of prior work in sound practices. Please send an email to, expressing your interest in the course and noting any related prior coursework in sound recording and design and sound composition.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
W 4:10PM - 6:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Fully In-Person , Sound Design and Recording
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