Master On Campus

Sound Design

University of Missouri - Kansas City

12 months
1092 USD/credit 32760 USD/year
1092 USD/credit 32760 USD/year
423 USD/credit 12690 USD/year
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Get in on one of the most exciting areas of theater production with a Master of Fine Arts in Sound Design at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, stressing a strong training in dramatic interpretation and collaboration coupled with a mastery of recording studio and audio production skills.


Major Components

  • Design: involving interpretation, collaboration, idea development and design concepts
  • Technical Skills: involving the mastery of the tools of production: Digital Audio Workstations, Virtual Instruments, MIDI, QLab, SSL recording console, Yamaha digital consoles
  • History: involving research, text analysis, dramatic history, design styles, philosophy of Sound
  • Production: involving the artistic merging of design and technical skills through the experiences of numerous and varied productions.
  • Entrepreneurship: involving the study of the business of the profession and career growth


When you graduate Sound Design from University of Missouri - Kansas City, you’ll be prepared to design for the best major and regional theatres. Other employment opportunities exist in audio production facilities, audio-for-video production, film sound and composing, broadcast production, and sound reinforcement design and operation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Sound Design
  • Sound Technology or Theatre History 55
  • Dir Grad Studies: Advanced Audio Recording
  • Dir Grad Studies: Hard Disk Recording
  • Theatre Collaboration
  • Professional Sound Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Take an English proficiency exam, if required
    • Write your statement of purpose
    • Graduate students should contact their references and update their resumes
    • Apply for admission, pay a $75 USD application fee, and submit application documents
    • Check your application status
    • Have your official test scores sent to UMKC and request your previous institutions send all of your official academic records to us

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1092 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    32760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1092 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12690 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 423 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Kansas City

980 - 1596 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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