Bachelor of Science in Music Technology with Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies

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Music technology fuses musical skill and technological knowledge 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, video gaming, music editing and publishing, as well as numerous audio fields such as recording and editing concerts, events, films, television, and video 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 with a Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies offers a sequence of courses in general education, music, music performance, music studies, recording technology, and music technology, along with a generous number of electives to provide flexibility within the curriculum to shape the program in ways that complement individual professional interests within the field. 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 either MUST 3696 or MUST 3796

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
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
or MUST 3796 Music in History
Music Technology
MUST 3763Analog and Modular Sound Synthesis3
MUST 3764Scoring for Film and Digital Media3
MUST 3765Scoring and Audio Design for Video Games3
MUST 4707Computer Programming for Musicians3
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 4725Advanced Audio Production3
MUST 4882Project in Music Technology3
Performance and Music Elective Courses
Select at least 8 credits of music courses in the Boyer College, including any of the following Music Technology courses8
Live Recording and Mixing for Broadcast
MIDI
Computer Music Studio
Printing Music Scores and Parts
Electronic Music Composition: Practice, History, Theory
Programming in Max
Special Topics Music Studies
Music Industry Internship
Music Industry Internship
Ensembles
Pending a successful audition for the respective department, students may select any combination of the following ensembles at 1 credit each for a total of 2 credits. In subsequent semesters, up to 3 additional credits of ensemble (counted as General Studies Electives or Performance and Music Electives) may be taken with re-audition and departmental permission for a grand total of up to 5 credits of ensemble at 1 credit each.2
Small Jazz Ensemble
Large Jazz Ensemble
Choral Ensemble
Marching Band
Concert Choir
Instrumental Ensemble
Instrumental Ensemble
Ensemble
Latin Amer Mus Ensemble
Early Music Ensemble
Electives
Electives may be selected in any academic discipline12
Total Credit Hours124

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Music Technology with Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Select one of the following:11
Small Jazz Ensemble 
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Choral Ensemble 
Marching Band 
Concert Choir 
Instrumental Ensemble 
Instrumental Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Latin Amer Mus Ensemble 
Early Music Ensemble 
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 4711Computers in Musical Applications3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Select one of the following:11
Small Jazz Ensemble 
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Choral Ensemble 
Marching Band 
Concert Choir 
Instrumental Ensemble 
Instrumental Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Latin Amer Mus Ensemble 
Early Music Ensemble 
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 4713Sound Recording3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]24
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 4714Sound Editing3
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
General Studies Elective3, 43
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 4712Computer Synthesis of Music3
MUST 4725Advanced Audio Production3
Performance and Music Elective42
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall
MUST 2703Music in History3
MUST 3713Orchestration3
MUST 3764Scoring for Film and Digital Media3
MUST 4707Computer Programming for Musicians3
MUST 4720New Music Seminar1
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 3763Analog and Modular Sound Synthesis3
MUST 3196History of Pop [WI]3
MUST 3765Scoring and Audio Design for Video Games3
MUST 4720New Music Seminar1
General Studies Elective3, 43
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
MUST 3696 or 3796Music in History [WI]3
MUST 4720New Music Seminar1
Performance and Music Elective43
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
General Studies Elective3, 43
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUST 4882Project in Music Technology3
Performance and Music Elective43
GenEd Breadth Course3
General Studies Elective3, 43
 Term Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours: 124