Why Study Sound Design?

    You are passionate about theatre. You are creative, talented, and enjoy collaborating with others. In the Sound Design concentration you will learn to think critically and create designs that support productions that address the current issues in our society. You will be actively engaged in our productions learning the practical skills needed to execute your ideas.

    Why Study Sound Design at MMC?

    You will receive strong conservatory training in a robust theatre program while getting a well-rounded college experience. You will develop a pre-professional design process that integrates disciplines from across the College. Experience everything New York City offers as the center of the entertainment industry. You will learn from faculty members who are working professional designers. Our design and technology course sequence builds a thorough design process incorporating technical skills, theatre history, and practical experience. Our inclusive and diverse student body have opportunities to study with New York theatre professionals, design mainstage productions, establish professional contacts, participate in a one-on-one mentorship, and obtain internships with some of New York’s major theatre designers, theatres, television studios, and film companies.

    What You Will Learn

    • You will learn to create and mix soundscapes for plays and working with professional sound designers learn to mix and run sound for musicals.
    • You will learn to work with the latest digital software and to plan and use the equipment needed to provide sound for a live production. For example, you will have the opportunity to design the sound for productions in our Theresa Lang Theatre and similar work designing for our other venues.
    • Through coursework and experiential participation in mounted production opportunities, you will learn aural and dramatic analysis, conceptualization, and research skills needed to plan designs and effectively present them to directors and other production team members.

    Program Highlights

    New York City
    Experience working as an intern in New York theatre, film and television. Design and Technology students have worked at Saturday Night Live art department, New York Public Theatre shops, The Lighting Syndicate, David Korins Studio and other professional designers.
    All design students take a senior seminar course where they get to collaborate on large projects and develop digital portfolios to present to potential employers or graduate school applications — giving them the edge on post-graduation career development.
    Whether you’re directing in our Bordeau Box, serving as dramaturg on a studio production, or hearing actors bring your new work to life, MMC gives you the opportunity to make it happen.

     

     

    Careers and Outcomes

    Marymount Manhattan College theatre alumni are working on Broadway, off-Broadway, in television, in film, at regional theaters, and everywhere in between. Many of our students also go on to graduate schools across the country and the world.

    Productions and Companies

    • Broadway
      • Hamilton
      • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
      • Kinky Boots
      • Slave Play
      • Tina! The Tina Turner Musical
    • Off-Broadway and Regional Theaters
      • The Civilians
      • Lincoln Center
      • The Public Theater
      • Repertorio Español
    • National Tours
    • Film and Television

    Careers

    • Artistic Director, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
    • Arts Manager, Cooper Hewitt Museum
    • Associate Producer, Project Runway All Stars
    • Casting Director, Fox Casting
    • Creative Arts Therapist, Kings County Hospital
    • General Management Coordinator, The Public Theatre
    • Vice President of Editorial and Creative, Media Management Group
    • I graduated with a double major in Psychology and Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Neuroscience. I have been accepted to the New York University Graduate School of Global Public Health to pursue a concentration in Public Health Policy and Management.

      Roberta Frossard ’20

      Class of 2020, Major in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology

      Meet Roberta
    • Marymount’s exemplary education in international business, marketing, and business organizations set me up for success in my current role.

      Michelle Rivera-Correa ’17

      Class of 2017, Double major in Business with concentration in Leadership and Theater Arts with a concentration in Production Management. 

      Meet Michelle
    • My experience studying in Florence, Italy was one of incredible value to both my academic and personal growth. Being able to experience a foreign culture with new customs bolstered my sense of confidence and expanded my intellectual perspective of the world.

      Madeleine Arend ’19

      Class of 2019, Art Major,  Photography concentration; Minors in Art History and Business; Recipient of the 2018 Sr. Judith Savard Study Abroad Fellowship

       

       

      Meet Madeleine
    • Through my Interdisciplinary Studies curriculum at MMC, I was able to cultivate knowledge areas of personal and professional interest, including social and digital media, advocacy, and intersectionality among marginalized communities. Exploring the areas of Gender and Sexuality Studies has greatly contributed to my position as a Communications Associate in the LGBTQ+ nonprofit world by exposing me to different perspectives, identities, and societal issues that I come across in my job every day.

      Jessica Rozycki ’16

      Class of 2016, Major in Interdisciplinary Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

      Meet Jessica
    • Taking classes within the Arts Management minor, such as The History of Museums and Collections, complemented my majors in Art and Art History and assisted me in discovering how to employ my knowledge and skills while working in various cultural institutions throughout New York. In fact, the invaluable experiences gave me the confidence necessary to succeed in my role as an Administrative Intern at the Queens Historical Society during my last semester at MMC.

      Jillian Banks ’20

      Class of 2020, Major in Art History and Art (double concentration in Studio Art and Graphic Design), Minor in Arts Management and Chemistry

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    MMC’s New York City

    The center of theatre in the United States, NYC is an amazing city in which to find your artistic voice. The College is centrally located in Manhattan and offers classes that allow students to experience the richness of the city. Our students are exposed to great theatre – on Broadway, Off-Broadway, along Theatre Row, and downtown in experimental theaters. Performance research and study is available throughout the city. Internships. Apprenticeships. Emerging media. This city is your campus.

    Envision your NYC

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