Tom Herreman, Co-Director
Bill Werde, Co-Director
Various faculty from the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Setnor School of Music and Newhouse School’s Television, Radio and Film Department.
M.A. in Audio Arts
Audio Arts is a joint graduate studies program harnessing the experience and strength of the Schools of Music and Communications. Four specialization tracks are offered in distinctive areas of audio practice: Music Industry, Audio Recording, Radio Horizons and Music Video.
The holder of an MA in the Audio Arts with specialization in Music Industry will be prepared to enter one of dozens of career paths. Graduates will embrace the trust-based relationship they must develop with artists and be able to think critically and constructively about audio and music and making a market in an art form. The student’s self-directed curricular specialization choices and internship focus will dictate the job options.
The Audio Arts Master’s Program was created to comply with and/or exceed the standards of two accrediting bodies: The National Association of Schools of Music and the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
The Audio Arts admissions process seeks to measure applicants along several criteria in search of a holistic measure of student potential. Though experience in music and audio is valued in the process, the most important aspects in a prospective student’s profile are a demonstrated work ethic, broad and varied education and life experience and deep passion to succeed and contribute to the audio arts.