Master of Science in Music Technology

Technology has always driven cultural and social transformations in the manner in which we make, perform, distribute and listen to music. Recent technological developments in areas such as artificial intelligence, brain and cognitive science, robotics, education and networking have fundamentally changed musical practices and created a need in the industry and academia for well-educated music and audio technologists able to design, develop, and creatively employ the next generation of musical software and hardware for composition, performance, recording and distribution.  The Georgia Tech School of Music’s Master of Science in Music Technology program prepares students for careers in professional software, hardware and audio companies, the arts and entertainment industries, as well as in the education/academic markets. This interdisciplinary degree program enables students to extend their skills in areas such as music, computing, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and industrial design, all within in a research-focused program that emphasizes the intersections between technical innovation and creative practice.

The Master of Science in Music Technology is a four-semester program for a total of 48 credit hours. Applicants will be admitted to the program with an undergraduate degree in music, computing, engineering, or a related degree. Applicants will have to demonstrate their musical background in performance, composition and/or theory, as well as basic skills in computing and/or engineering in order to be admitted to the program. The School of Music’s graduate admissions committee reviews applications and a portfolio of applicant creative and technical work to determine an applicant's qualifications. Upon acceptance, each student will be assigned a faculty advisor who will consult and approve student's course selections. After the first year of study and with the approval of their faculty advisor, students will choose between two academic tracks:

Project Track: Students will complete a set of requirements that will include at least 18 music technology course credit hours, 18 elective course credit hours, and 12 research credit hours leading to the development of a final MS project in Music Technology.

Thesis Track: Students will complete a set of requirements that will include at least 18music technology course credit hours, 12 elective course credit hours, 12 research hours and 6 Thesis Preparation credit hours, leading to the completion and submission of an MS Thesis in Music Technology.

Curriculum Requirements (by track)

Project Track

Required Music Technology Core Courses
MUSI 6001Music Perception and Cognition3
MUSI 6003Music Technology History and Repertoire3
MUSI 6202Digital Signal Processing for Music Analysis and Synthesis3
Required Music Technology Research Courses
MUSI 7100Music Technology Research Laboratory12
Required Music Technology Creative Course3
Computer Supported Interactive Music
Technology Ensemble
Project Studio in Music Technology
Additional Music Technology Electives6
Music Ensemble for Graduate Students
Music Recording and Mixing
Integrating Music into Multimedia
Digital Media Production and Mastering
Audio Software Engineering
Computational Music and Audio Analysis
Music Interface Design
The Musical Mind
Network Music
Computer Music Composition
Research Methods
Apprentice Teaching
Additional Elective Courses (subject to advisor approval) 118
Total Credit Hours48

Thesis Track

Required Music Technology Core Courses
MUSI 6001Music Perception and Cognition3
MUSI 6003Music Technology History and Repertoire3
MUSI 6202Digital Signal Processing for Music Analysis and Synthesis3
Required Music Technology Research Courses
MUSI 7100Music Technology Research Laboratory12
Required Music Technology Creative Course3
Computer Supported Interactive Music
Technology Ensemble
Project Studio in Music Technology
Additional Music Technology Electives6
Music Ensemble for Graduate Students
Music Recording and Mixing
Integrating Music into Multimedia
Digital Media Production and Mastering
Audio Software Engineering
Computational Music and Audio Analysis
Music Interface Design
The Musical Mind
Network Music
Computer Music Composition
Research Methods
Apprentice Teaching
Additional Elective Courses (subject to advisor approval) 112
Thesis Credit Hours
MUSI 7000Master's Thesis6
Total Credit Hours48

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