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, composers/songwriters, sound 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 Design and Business to provide relevant training in this emerging contemporary field. Advancements in technology impact how music is performed, consumed, produced, and marketed, and there is an abundance of opportunity for trained experts to garner a lucrative career in the music industry through this specialized non-traditional degree program.
BA-MUTE Entrance Requirements: Our program admission process is holistic and inclusive. Prospective students are required to participate in a brief interview with one of our faculty representatives to discuss goals, aspirations, and what students will bring to the program. Students must have basic competencies in reading music before taking the music theory class sequence in their first year of the program. Prospective students may also 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 form. (This is not required for acceptance into the program) Students who play an instrument(s) may also audition for a scholarship and participate in any of our many ensembles.
PLEASE NOTE: Students entering this degree track will be required to take some of the required courses from our partner institution at Spokane Falls Community College, which may incur some additional tuition expenses. Please contact the Music Program Director for specific information on these course requirements.
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)
|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 BEGIN/NON-MAJORS (Based on audition students will take either MUSC 117 OR MUSC 120)
| PIANO CLASS I FOR MAJORS
|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
and ADVANCED DIGITAL SOUND
|BUSINESS STARTUP RESEARCH
|THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE
|BUSINESS FEASIBILITY: PLAN AND PITCH
|INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
|COMMERCIAL VOICE LESSON
|INSTRUCTION ON VOICE OR INSTRUMENT
|AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC: 1920 AND BEYOND
|MUSIC INDUSTRY FORUM
|PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL MUSIC (Fulfills Global Studies requirement)
|CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES
|MUSIC SENIOR CAPSTONE