Robert Steel

Associate Professor // Post Production, Multimedia, Animation
School of Cinematic Arts
Robert Steel

Bio and Research Information

Robert Steel is a composer and sound designer for cinema, theatre and other media.

Recent original music and sound design credits for theatre include Richard III and Henry IV at Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.

Recent cinema and other media credits include the films Speed Dating, Love at First Sight, 147 Pianos and Good Hair, and Memorial for Soprano, Video and Virtual Instruments. He is currently working on an installation in Long Beach, California and the films Sleepy Steve and Junk Girl.

He is on faculty at the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University where he runs the DePaul Cinema and Interactive Media (CIM) Sound Design program and the CIM Sound Studios. He piloted exchanges with two major universities in Mexico City, Universidad Iberoamericana and Tecnologico de Monterrey, where he taught advanced sound design courses in the Summer of 2011 and mentored the production of two films in the Winter of 2012. He is a recipient of the DePaul Excellence in Teaching Award, After Dark awards and awards from ASCAP and the Illinois Arts Council.

Research Area

Post Production, Multimedia, Animation

Specific Research Area

Sound Design and Music

Professional Associations

ASCAP, Audio Engineering Society, American Composer's Forum

Schedule for Winter 2022-2023

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