May 23, 2024  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Technology and Production

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Bachelor of Arts

The B.A. in Music Technology and Production (MTP) specifically prepares students for careers in media writing and production, audio engineering/editing and mastering, music synthesis, and programming, and/or graduate study in music. The major combines a well-rounded music education (music theory, ear training, music history, 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. Students 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. The program will emphasize the fundamentals required for high-quality audio recording necessary in the modern music industry, including digital equipment and recording, acoustics, microphone construction and technique, computer-assisted recording and editing, remote recording techniques, multichannel mixing, audio mastering, audio signal processing equipment, equipment calibration, alignment, and testing, and studio set-up for recording in various professional environments. In addition, students will increase their knowledge of current trends in the modern music industry.

Students majoring 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.

Required Music Courses (the Music Core)

Required Courses in Music Technology and Production

For a complete list of courses in Music Technology and Production, please contact the Music Department.

Please Note:

Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources   section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the Core Curriculum is available within each course and online. 

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