Graduate Salary
1-4 years
Avg Length

Sound Design Requirements

A sound design degree program integrates course work in music and theatre production, sound design, and synthesis technologies, allowing students to explore the artistic and knowledgable skills in recorded and live music, theatrical sound, and movie and TV sound.

Students learn to create professional electronic music compositions and develop a broad skill set that qualifies them to work in live sound, recording, themed entertainment, digital audio editing, synthesist/producing, MIDI pre-production, and multimedia development.

Sound Design Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Sound Design degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Sound Design degrees have experience in is Audio Engineer, followed by Live Sound Engineer, Composer, Music Producer, Recording Engineer, Audio and Video Equipment Technician, Music Artist, Film and Video Editor, Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician, and Musician.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Audio Engineer 19.9% 0.2% 117.1×
Live Sound Engineer 5.7% 0.0% 167.9×
Composer 6.5% 0.1% 59.8×
Music Producer 3.4% 0.1% 52.2×
Recording Engineer 3.1% 0.0% 141.9×
Audio and Video Equipment Technician 3.4% 0.1% 51.6×
Music Artist 3.5% 0.1% 57.1×
Film and Video Editor 2.3% 0.3% 9.0×
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician 1.9% 0.0% 57.6×
Musician 11.3% 0.7% 16.6×

Sound Design Salary

Sound Design graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
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Sound Design Underemployment

Sound Design graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

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