Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Music



First Advisor

Dr. Christopher Biggs

Second Advisor

Dr. Carter J. Rice

Third Advisor

Dr. Keith Kothman


Music, game, software, development, scoring

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Writing music to score for video games requires an extensive artistic vocabulary, but equally important is an understanding of game development and the technological integration required. This text is an overview and interpretation of a semester’s work in Wwise, a software environment designed specifically for the integration of sound into video games. As Wwise is standard for the industry, facility with it increases marketability to a job candidate wanting a career in game development. The text stands alone to recount the process of learning Wwise from square one, as well as creating a soundtrack for a sample game; that said, it accompanies an unlisted YouTube video accessible by the link,

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Music Commons