Even a minor in Music Technology and Production would help prepare students for careers in media writing and production, audio engineering/editing and mastering, music synthesis and programming, and/or graduate study in music. The minor combines a music education (music theory, ear training, music appreciation, and performance) with diverse coursework in digital audio and MIDI production, media writing (composing, arranging, scoring, and producing), music notation software, virtual orchestration, audio recording and editing, and studio production techniques. Depending upon which courses students wish to take, they will complete diverse media writing projects, develop technical and practical skills in the recording studio, use industry-standard software and hardware, achieve fluency in microphone technique, and develop a knowledge base of other peripheral equipment. In addition, students will increase their knowledge of current trends in the modern music industry.
Students minoring in Music Technology and Production will take courses in digital audio and MIDI production, audio recording techniques, songwriting, contemporary arranging, virtual orchestration, and music for media.