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Ben Arguelles

Instructional Assistant Professor
Creative Technologies Program
Center for the Visual Arts - CVA 217B
Office Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday
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Ben Arguelles is an educator, audio engineer, musician, and sound artist living in Hickory Hills, Illinois. He has been producing music and live videos at his recording studio: DZ Records for over 10 years where he has recorded artists from all over the world. In 2012, he founded DZ Fest: an annual music and arts festival held every year at DZ Records. He holds a BA in Audio Design and Production from Columbia College Chicago and a MFA in Studio: Sound Art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Current Courses

208.001Audio Production I

202.001Foundations: Audio Theory

341.001Mixing and Mastering

481.007Selected Topics in Creative Technologies

240.002Sound Design 1: Beginning Digital Audio

Teaching Interests & Areas

Audio Engineering, Sound Design, Sound Art, Live Sound Reinforcement, Music

Research Interests & Areas

How humans interface with sound in our everyday lives. How we perceive and use sound within our minds, emotions, and physical world.

MFA Studio Art: Sound Art

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

BA Audio Design and Production

Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL