Film Production And Creative Development Sound Design Bachelor Degree
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
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Aug 19, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Enhance the Aural World of Films and TV Shows with Liberty’s BFA in Film Production and Creative Development – Sound Design

Sound designers play a vital role in bringing films and television shows to life. They help set the tone of movies and create engaging audio experiences that immerse audience members in the world of the film or show. By creatively mixing music, dialogue, and sound effects, they add realistic depth to a film and influence the audience’s response to what’s happening onscreen.

If you want to develop the skills and experience needed to pursue work as a cinematic sound designer, Liberty University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Film Production and Creative Development – Sound Design program may be for you. Our sound design bachelor’s degree is designed to provide an all-encompassing look at the nuances of film production and ample opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience that can bolster your résumé.

Are you looking to receive a Christian college education that can help equip you to be a beacon of light in the often cutthroat film industry? If so, partner with us. We can help you build the portfolio, creative skills, and technical abilities you need to stand out from the competition and create content that both entertains audiences and glorifies the Lord.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s BFA in Film Production and Creative Development – Sound Design Degree?

The film and television industry is extremely competitive, but don’t be discouraged! Get a leg up on the competition with a bachelor’s degree from Liberty – a reputable, nonprofit, Christian university. With our industry connections, experiential learning style, and state-of-the-art equipment, you can make a name for yourself in the world of film and television production.

Build Your Professional Portfolio

Our film production program allows you to work under industry professionals and create a strong network with both your peers and professors. You’ll also walk away with a short film you wrote and directed, a polished feature-length screenplay, a business plan for the screenplay, certifications (Avid, Adobe, and DaVinci), and a demo reel of all your work created during your time at Liberty.

Develop Your Skills Using State-of-the-Art Equipment

We’ll help you build your portfolio using state-of-the-art, theatrical-grade equipment and facilities that include:

  • ADR booths and classrooms equipped with 7.1 surround
  • Audio-Technical Microphones and DeSisti Lights
  • Mixing and 4K coloring edit suites
  • RED Helium, RED Epic Dragon, and RED Prime Lenses
  • Two large editing labs and a THX-certified 7.1 dubbing stage

To see a full list of available equipment, check out our Zaki Gordon Cinematic Arts Center.

What Will You Learn in Our BFA in Film Production and Creative Development – Sound Design Degree Program?

Our bachelor’s in film production and creative development degree provides training in film industry standards through hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment, world-class facilities, and professors who are experts in the field.

Some of the topics you’ll study include:

  • Branding and entrepreneurship
  • Legal aspects of cinema
  • Marketing and distribution
  • Motion picture directing
  • Producing, directing, and editing
  • Screenwriting
  • Story analysis

Your core courses will also provide training in production sound and audio post-production. As you study these topics, you can learn how sound is captured, manipulated, and presented in the world of onscreen storytelling.

Then, within the sound design specialization, you’ll complete 2 practicums that will allow you to apply the skills you gained from the aforementioned production sound and audio post-production courses. Your practicums will give you the opportunity to implement sound design techniques as you work on student thesis films – equipping you with practical experience that can help strengthen your portfolio. The sound design specialization also covers how to use Pro Tools to record live instruments, edit audio, and much more!

Review the Degree Completion Plan and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

CINE 271 – Pro Tools Fundamentals I

CINE 305 – Editing

CINE 354 – Production Sound

CINE 454 – Audio Post-Production

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Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our BFA in Film Production and Creative Development – Sound Design Degree Program

Here are some of the benefits of pursuing Liberty’s sound designer degree:

  • You will participate in a large-format production with working professionals. Some of our productions have earned awards, and our program is the first at any university to produce a student-driven movie with a national theatrical release.
  • You will study all aspects and positions of filmmaking, including legal and business affairs. This well-rounded training can help ensure an attractive résumé and opportunities for career success.
  • Each student from our BFA in Film Production and Creative Development – Sound Design program graduates with their own film created in a theatrical 4K workflow using RED Weapon cameras and an up to 5.1 surround sound mix.
  • You can pursue certification in Avid, Adobe, and DaVinci products.
  • Liberty’s film production graduates have worked on blockbuster movies like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War. Graduates have also used their skills in other job sectors such as education and government, and some have started their own businesses!

Bachelor’s Degree in Sound Design and Film Production Information

Potential Career Opportunities for BFA in Film Production and Creative Development – Sound Design Degree Graduates

  • Animator
  • Assistant editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • Film and video editor
  • Foley artist
  • Multimedia artist
  • Producer
  • Production assistant
  • Production designer
  • Promotion manager
  • Screenwriter
  • Sound effects editor
  • TV showrunner

Admission Requirements for Liberty’s Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.


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