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BSc Sonic Arts and Music Production

The Sonic Arts and Music Production program at Portland State University is a pioneering combination of music technology and creative inspiration with limitless possibilities for your musical career.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $666 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Completing this Sonic Arts and Music Production program at Portland State University will give you the skills in music technology and a supportive curriculum to prepare you for graduate study, with the breadth of knowledge, creative thinking, and expressive skills that can be translated into artistic, technical, entrepreneurial, and research endeavors.

As a sonic arts and music production major, you can gain real-world experience building your portfolio in your music production classes. From composing music to developing multimedia content, every class you take gives you another opportunity to add to your portfolio’s vibrancy. We also work with community partners to develop professional connections.


Most of our alumni go on to grad school or a career as a producer or sound technician. Related careers include: composer, teacher, music entrepreneur, and media content creator.


Courses Included

  • Contemporary Music Theory
  • Group Lessons for Beginners: Piano
  • Audio Recording
  • Studio Production
  • Acoustics for Musicians
  • Music with Visual Media
  • Business of Music