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Sonic Arts and Crafts

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Course Number



A. Tamirisa

Course Long Title

Sonic Arts and Crafts

Cross Listed Courses


A hands-on course in which students explore and create the materials of sound making using simple circuitry and everyday objects. Class activities include building microphones using piezo discs and old telephones, building simple synthesizers, experimenting with conductive ink and thread, turning objects into speakers using transducers, and crafting novel speakers using copper foil and everyday materials. Students listen to, watch, and/or respond to a variety of related artwork that engages sonic materiality. They experiment and create original artworks utilizing techniques and concepts covered during the course, concluding with a final installation event showcasing student work.

Modes of Inquiry

Creative Process and Production [CP]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(DCS: Praxis)

INDS Program Relationship

IDDC - DCA Program

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Offering Frequency

One-time offering