Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology & Entrepreneurship

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The Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology and Entrepreneurship is designed to provide professional training 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. The advancements in technology impact how music is performed, consumed, produced and marketed, and there is an abundance of opportunity for today’s musicians not addressed in traditional undergraduate music degree programs.

Curriculum & RequirementsMusic Student Handbook

Curriculum & Requirements

Music Technology and Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology and Entrepreneurship is designed to provide professional training 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. The 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 Approach: Our audition process is holistic and inclusive in approach and meant to assess your overall abilities as a musician. We are also interested in seeing how you function in an ensemble setting. 

Your Prepared Piece: Performed live (can be pre-recorded- but must include a professional quality video of the performance), approximately three–five minutes in length, and in any style that demonstrates your instrumental proficiency and your overall musicianship. Your selection should showcase your ability in areas such as: live looping, loop variation, a live remix, a composition from a pre-existing repertoire or a movement, sonata, concerto, or etude, live effects processing, finger drumming, and/or live keyboard/synth playing.

Your Portfolio: You must also submit a portfolio (three–five works) of your strongest post-production work. (Transfer students only) Accompanying the portfolio submit a 500–1000 word portfolio explanation, which will also serve as your technical writing sample. The BA-MUTE program at EWU embraces and values all musical styles, so you should select works that you are comfortable with and that displays your strengths as a musician. 

Your Interview: You will participate in a brief interview with one of our admissions representatives to discuss your goals, aspirations, and what you will bring to EWU MUSIC. The board of admissions encourages you to share your creative work; however, instead of bringing supplemental material to your interview, please provide a link to your streaming account (YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, etc.) or a personal website when you submit your application.  Please contact us with any questions about this process.

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.

Required Non-Credit Music Component
MUSC 110CONVOCATION AND RECITAL ATTENDANCE (must be repeated each term)0
Required Music Courses
MUSC 101
MUSC 102
MUSC 103
MUSIC THEORY I
and MUSIC THEORY II
and MUSIC THEORY III
9
MUSC 104
MUSC 105
MUSC 106
SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS II
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS III
3
MUSC 120PIANO CLASS I FOR MAJORS1
MUSC 361
MUSC 362
SOUND RECORDING ARTS I
and SOUND RECORDING ARTS II
6
MUSC 363
MUSC 364
DIGITAL AUDIO EDITING I
and DIGITAL AUDIO EDITING II
6
MUSC 366DATA-TO-MUSIC SONIFICATION3
MUSC 3673-D AUDIO3
MUSC 386SOUND SPACES3
MUSC 410
MUSC 411
AUDIO ENGINEERING AURAL SKILLS
and AUDIO MASTERING TECHNIQUES
6
MUSC 489CASE STUDIES IN MUSIC INDUSTRY3
MUSC 493MUSIC OUTREACH1-3
Required Supporting Courses
DESN 384
DESN 385
DIGITAL SOUND
and ADVANCED DIGITAL SOUND
8
ENTP 387BUSINESS STARTUP RESEARCH4
ENTP 388LEARNING FROM OTHERS: ENTREPRENEURIAL CASE ANALYSIS4
ENTP 389BUSINESS FEASIBILITY: PLAN AND PITCH4
Electives–choose from the following subject codes: MUSE and MUSC or, consult with your advisor9
Music Courses
INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
COMMERCIAL VOICE LESSON
INSTRUCTION ON VOICE OR INSTRUMENT
COMPOSITIONAL TECHNIQUES
AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC: 1920 AND BEYOND
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
SONG WRITING
MUSIC INDUSTRY FORUM
INTERNSHIP
Music Ensemble Courses
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES
Required Senior Capstone
MUSC 490SENIOR CAPSTONE4
Total Credits77-79

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