Digital Audio Arts

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  • Bachelor of Music - Digital Audio Arts


  • Lethbridge



Program description

Create a sound future with a comprehensive digital audio program that connects your interests in music with technology.

Why study Digital Audio Arts at uLethbridge?


Our BMus-Digital Audio Arts program is theoretically grounded and practically-focused, with in-depth training developed and delivered in real-world professional settings. You'll have access to outstanding facilities such as Studio One, our world-class recording studio. Studies are further enhanced through presentations by experts and visiting artists from a variety of music industry fields and creative disciplines.You'll build a strong foundation in music theory, history, composition, and performance exploring topics including audio engineering, music production, electronics and programming for musical applications, interactive music performance, and digital composition for media.

You'll build a strong foundation in music theory, history, composition, and performance exploring topics including audio engineering, music production, electronics and programming audio effects, interactive music performance, and digital composition for media.

As you are exposed to music history, theory, and composition, you will also have opportunities to:

  • learn how to record and mix in the studio for stereo, binaural and surround sound.
  • develop professional connections and increase your potential to work in a competitive field by taking specialized courses such as Tonmeister: Classical Music Recording, Applied Research in Digital Audio Arts, Portfolio and Music Industry, and courses with technical ear training and music production.
  • learn how to use a variety of DAWs, audio effects, samplers, and synthesis plug-ins.
  • participate in public performances of creative work and get involved with our music ensembles.
  • attend lectures and workshops from leading industry specialists

Collaborate with students and faculty in fine arts and other disciplines on university film and animation projects, dance, theatre or performance art installations, and gain real-world research experiences. Discover your creative voice as you create soundscapes for visual media, design sounds for theatre and video games, or craft sonic environments to enhance emotions. Explore the possibilities for creativity through electroacoustic composition, sound design and recording, while training your ear.

Work-Integrated Learning
You have full access to co-operative education, international exchanges, independent and applied studies as well as volunteer opportunities. uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer co-operative education to all majors, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Participate and get involved in a dynamic season of performances, visiting performers and workshops, internship opportunities, recording and producing contracts, professional certification, and competitions from local to international levels.

Record, Engineer & Research Music: Digital Audio Arts at uLethbridge

Music Department

Possible careers

  • Audio Engineer
  • Music Producer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Studio Musician
  • Composer (classical, film, TV, digital media, video games)
  • Arranger
  • Game Sound Designer
  • Sound Consultant
  • Audio Software Developer

Some of these careers require additional education. Students may also choose to continue their education at the graduate level. To find out more about opportunities available to you contact Fine Arts Advising.

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Admission requirements


​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project


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Every class has shown me different perspectives, and areas to explore. I have been exposed to new forms of art, and appreciate them for all that they are. The music industry is very competitive, but with my success at the U of L, I feel confident that I am ready to take that next step.

- Marcela Rada

Check out what alumni are saying about your program.

Additional information

  • Studio One – world-class recording studio
  • Studio Two – post-production studio
  • University Recital Hall – renovated 201-seat acoustically tuned performance space
  • University Theatre – 450-seat proscenium theatre
  • 24/7 access to individual music practice studios
  • 2 large ensemble rehearsal studios
  • Steinway D concert grand pianos, Yamaha S6 handmade grand piano, and 50 rehearsal pianos
  • Canada’s most extensive percussion collection
  • Music technology and composition lab
  • Audio editing suites
  • Professional audio gear loan centre

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Concerts and Recitals
Attend or get involved in a concert or performance.

Participate in an ensemble for credit or non-credit.

Past Guest Artists & Lecturers
The Faculty of Fine Arts brings in over 100 guest artists every year. Find out more about past visitors and lecturers.

Fine Arts Events
Explore and attend the many events we have to offer.

See some Digital Audio Arts special projects.

Find monetary support as a student in the Faculty of Fine Arts – both as a future student and continuing.