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The courtyard outside of CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater.

The courtyard outside of CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater.

Academic Programs & Majors

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs. Refer to the chart below for more information on the types of degrees offered by each program and click on the degree titles to view specific degree plans.

What is Theater Design and Production : Sound Design?

The major in sound design and technology includes study of a broad array of areas within the performing arts. Although sound design depends in many ways on the supporting technology, the focus of the program is on the artistic use of this technology. The work is not about the toys but about telling the story. Beginning with training in the fundamentals of sound technology and theatrical production, students advance to study the art of sound design through courses in script analysis, theatrical design, theatre history, art, music, system design and,  sound design itself including the designer's process and collaboration with the director and the design/production team.

The curriculum includes study of sound perception, digital audio, sound effects and music editing and reinforcement techniques. Students with a background in music and composition are encouraged to create original scores when appropriate.

The program features numerous production assignments in both drama and musical theater which may include sound operator, assistant designer, assistant mix engineer, wireless crew, mix engineer and designer. CCM offers a diverse season of shows including large musicals with live orchestras, operas and dramas staged in the 250 seat flexible Cohen Family Studio Theatre, the 360 seat modified proscenium Patricia Corbett Theatre and the 800 seat Corbett Auditorium.

  • Passionate
  • Motivated
  • Creative 
  • Unafraid of technology
  • Natural problem solvers
  • Collaborative
  • Seeks the next challenge

Career Possibilities

  • Audio technician
  • FOH mixer
  • Audio/lighint/video eental company technician
  • Theatrical designer
  • Touring audio engineer/ technician
  • Freelance designer

Minoring in Theater Design and Production : Sound Design

 A minor is not available.



Program Advisor: Assistant Professor Jeremy Lee, office: Corbett 1475, telephone: 513-556-9597, email:

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

  • Large program at a large university
  • Diversity of training
  • Diversity of production
  • Size of facility
  • Numerous opportunities for hands-on experience
  • Good job placement rate in thearical audio production

Admission Requirements

For specific admissions information, International student requirements and application deadlines please visit the CCM Admissions website.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

National Association of Schools of Theater

University Resident Theater Association