The Department of Digital + Media
Rhode Island School of Design

Sonic Practices


Sonic Practices is a graduate-level research group focused on acoustic, electronic, and/or computer based means of sound production and reception. Areas of investigation include, but are not limited to: audio programming languages, embedded/mobile computing for sound and music, spatial audio, sound synthesis, audio electronics, sonification and auditory display, electroacoustic music composition and improvisation, field recording and soundscape studies, sound installation and performance, and sonic interaction design. Each semester, course content changes in response to a new unifying theme upon which students base individual and team-based research projects. Meetings consist of discussions, workshops, critiques, and collaborations that support students’ individual inquiries, the exchange of ideas, and the exploration of research methodologies.

This course is offered in both the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters; students make take one or both sections. Each section is 3 credits.