Oct 15, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog

Music Technology, BS


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The Bachelor of Science degree program in Music Technology is an interdisciplinary degree that combines coursework in Audio Arts and Acoustics (AAA), Interactive Arts and Media (IAM) and Music to equip students with the knowledge, theory, contexts and practices necessary for them to participate in, understand and advance professional musical life in the 21st century. Graduates of the program are prepared for a wide range of music-related careers, including Composition, Performance, Recording, Producing, Sound Design, and Software and Hardware Development, as well as advanced graduate studies in fields that include Music, Programming, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience (UX).

The primary mission of the program is to educate artists and designers in the interdisciplinary foundations of modern musical practice, through a rigorous yet flexible curriculum that focuses on the impact of technology on music's creation, presentation, representation, and distribution. 

As a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:

  • fluently apply technical languages associated with music composition, audio and electronics, art history and literature, and software programming, in both written and spoken presentation;
  • demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the relationships between a range of theoretical systems such as music, electronics, acoustics/psychoacoustics, mathematics, computer science relevant to the development of sonic arts;
  • creatively apply theoretical and practical understandings in the development of musical platforms, production environments, compositions, exhibitions and performances;
  • discuss ways in which electroacoustic works and digital platforms have shaped and been shaped by the details of specific historical, cultural, and technological contexts; and
  • analyze and critique conceptual issues as well as specific individual performances, recordings, and platforms within and across relevant theoretical and technical contexts.

CONCENTRATIONS


Electroacoustic Composition


Note: Effective Spring 2022, applications will no longer be accepted into this program concentration.

Hardware and Physical Design


Note: Effective Spring 2022, applications will no longer be accepted into this program concentration.

Perception and Timbre


Note: Effective Spring 2022, applications will no longer be accepted into this program concentration.

Programming Audio


Note: Effective Spring 2022, applications will no longer be accepted into this program concentration.

General Concentration


Note: Effective Spring 2022, applications will no longer be accepted into this program concentration.

This general concentration is assigned to students who choose Music Technology, BS as their major, unless they specify otherwise when they declare the major. Students in the general concentration are advised to choose one of the more specialized concentrations during the course of their studies.

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