Curriculum & Requirements
Music Technology Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
The Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology is designed for students who aim to succeed as creative entrepreneurs, performers, songwriters, engineers, and producers in the music industry. This program includes a contemporary music curriculum that addresses the dynamic and changing landscape of the music profession. Additionally, this degree includes courses from Engineering and Business to provide relevant training in this emerging field. Advancements in technology impact how music is performed, consumed, produced and marketed, and there is an abundance of opportunity for today’s musician not addressed in traditional undergraduate music degree programs.
BA-MUTE Entrance Requirements: Our program admission process is holistic and inclusive in approach and meant to assess students' overall abilities in music and technology. Prospective students are encouraged to showcase their skills in areas such as: sampling, sound design, live looping, loop variation, a live remix, and/or a more traditional composition from a pre-existing musical forms. Students may participate in a brief interview with one of our faculty representatives to discuss goals, aspirations, and what students will bring to the program.
Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required.
Grade Requirement for all majors offered by the Music Department: the minimum acceptable grade for any music course required for graduation (including transferred music courses) is ≥C.
|CONVOCATION AND RECITAL ATTENDANCE (must be repeated each term)||0|
|MUSIC THEORY I|
and MUSIC THEORY II
and MUSIC THEORY III
|SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS|
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS II
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS III
|PIANO CLASS I FOR MAJORS||1|
|SOUND RECORDING ARTS I|
and SOUND RECORDING ARTS II
|DIGITAL AUDIO EDITING I|
and DIGITAL AUDIO EDITING II
|AUDIO ENGINEERING AURAL SKILLS|
and AUDIO MASTERING TECHNIQUES
|CASE STUDIES IN MUSIC INDUSTRY||3|
and ADVANCED DIGITAL SOUND
|BUSINESS STARTUP RESEARCH||4|
|LEARNING FROM OTHERS: ENTREPRENEURIAL CASE ANALYSIS||4|
|BUSINESS FEASIBILITY: PLAN AND PITCH||4|
|INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE|
|COMMERCIAL VOICE LESSON|
|INSTRUCTION ON VOICE OR INSTRUMENT|
|AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC: 1920 AND BEYOND|
|MUSIC INDUSTRY FORUM|
|CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES|