About us

The Ohio University Sound Design Studio members are undergraduate BFA and graduate MFA students in the School of Theater.  Our curriculum focuses on designing systems and content for live performance including plays, musicals, dance, film, and more. In addition to declared majors, we welcome anyone who has an interest in experimenting, creating, and researching audio, and host a variety of hands-on experiential learning possibilities. 

Our mission

We empower students to create new and personal work.  We envision and work towards an equitous future where live sound and audio engineering is a field accessible to people of all backgrounds.  We rely on experimentation and science to guide us in the pursuit of new research and technologies.  We believe that sound design is a collaborative course of study which is relevant across industries and throughout communities.

Upcoming Projects


Dominque Morrisseau

Blood at the Root

February 26 - 28

Rainbow Spring

Steven Sater

Spring Awakening

Film release on April 2, 2021

Image by Matt Riches

William Shakespeare


Film release on March 28, 2021

Image by Dave Chambers

Jaclyn Backhaus

Men on Boats

October 2021


Tennessee Williams

Summer and Smoke

November 2021

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School of Theater, Ohio University

Kantner Hall 

7 S College St, Athens, OH 45701

Athens, Ohio

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