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.
|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|