Bachelor of Science in Sound Engineering

Department of Performing Arts Technology

Designed for those students who demonstrate abilities in both music & engineering and are interested in music technology, sound recording & production, electrical engineering, and audio equipment design. Applicants should have traditional and technologically enhanced performance experience with a high level of proficiency on an acoustic instrument; aptitude and strong coursework achievement in music theory, mathematics, physics, and computer programming; and prior experience with multitrack recording and sound reinforcement.


The Bachelor of Science in Sound Engineering requires a minimum of 120 credits, including 12 in math, 10 in physics, and 20 in engineering. The engineering courses required for the degree fulfill a Minor in Electrical Engineering through the College of Engineering.

SMTD coursework to include:

  • Performing Arts Technology
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Piano

Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Apply to U-M via the Common Application (current U-M students should use the Cross-Campus Transfer Application) by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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