Bachelor of Science in Music Technology

Music technology fuses musical skill and technological knowledge that enables one trained in these areas to create works, or to pursue employment or graduate education in an extremely wide variety of areas. Some of these include music production, performance, composition, recording and editing, software and hardware development, systems design, equipment installation, music editing and publishing, as well as numerous audio fields such as the recording and editing of concerts, events, films and television, games, among others. It is not an exaggeration to state that virtually every area of the music industry has been influenced by technology.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Music Technology offers a sequence of courses in general education, music, music performance, music studies, recording technology, music technology, mathematics, and computer science. Students who complete the program will be prepared for entry level jobs in the field or to pursue graduate education in music technology at top graduate programs nationally.

Summary of Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Music Technology is conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 credits.

University Requirements

  • All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for the major are MUST 3196 and MUST 3696.

Program Requirements

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Intermediate Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
Orchestration
MUST 3713Orchestration3
Music History
MUST 2703Music in History3
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 3196History of Pop3
MUST 3696Music in History3
Music Technology
MUST 3763Analog and Modular Sound Synthesis3
MUST 3764Scoring for Film and Digital Media3
MUST 3765Scoring and Audio Design for Video Games3
MUST 4711Computers in Musical Applications3
MUST 4712Computer Synthesis of Music3
MUST 4713Sound Recording3
MUST 4714Sound Editing3
MUST 4720New Music Seminar (Take 3 times for 3 total credits)3
MUST 4882Project in Music Technology3
Music Technology Elective Courses
Select at least one of the following courses:3
MIDI
Computer Music Studio
Printing Music Scores and Parts
Advanced Audio Production
Electronic Music Composition: Practice, History, Theory
Music Technology
Mathematics Courses (prerequisite for Computer Science courses)
MATH 1021College Algebra 14
MATH 1022Precalculus 14
Computer Science Courses (counted as part of the major)
CIS 1051Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python4
CIS 1068Program Design and Abstraction4
CIS 2229Architecture, Operating Systems and Networking4
Ensembles
Take any combination of the following three courses for a total of 2 credits:2
Choral Ensemble
Concert Choir
Graduate Conductors Choir
Electives
Free Electives3
Total Credit Hours124
1

Students placing beyond this level of mathematics through Placement Testing may take any course with advisor permission as an elective in lieu of this course.

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Music Technology

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 1711Theory I4
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 4711Computers in Musical Applications3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 4713Sound Recording3
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
MATH 1021College Algebra14
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 4714Sound Editing3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
MATH 1022Precalculus14
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
MUST 2703Music in History3
MUST 3196History of Pop [WI]3
MUST 3713Orchestration3
MUST 4712Computer Synthesis of Music3
MUST 4720New Music Seminar1
CIS 1051Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python4
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 3763Analog and Modular Sound Synthesis3
MUST 3764Scoring for Film and Digital Media3
MUST 4720New Music Seminar1
CIS 1068Program Design and Abstraction4
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall
GenEd Breadth Course3
MUST 3696Music in History [WI]3
MUST 3765Scoring and Audio Design for Video Games3
MUST 4720New Music Seminar1
CIS 2229Architecture, Operating Systems and Networking4
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
Music Technology Elective23
MUST 4882Project in Music Technology3
 Term Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours: 124
1

Students placing beyond this level of mathematics through Placement Testing may take any course with advisor permission as an elective in lieu of this course.

2

Select from the following Music Technology Elective Courses: MUST 4719, MUST 4721, MUST 4724, MUST 4725, MUST 4727, or MUST 4762.