Bachelor of Science in Music Technology - General
The Bachelor of Science in Music Technology teaches students the fundamentals of musicianship and audio technology. Students learn to create new music with technology, develop new technologies for making music, and conduct scientific research that expands our knowledge of how both humans and machines engage with music. Student projects span areas such as robotic musicianship, music informatics, brain music, and computational and cognitive musicology.
Bachelor of Science in Music Technology students will need to consult with the undergraduate advisor to choose a concentration or minor.
Students in the General Concentration follow the rigorous Bachelor of Science in Music Technology curriculum. This standard curriculum lends itself most easily to using the hours of the Breadth Block to pursue a minor in another School on campus -- and students might find these two minors to be especially interesting:
Computing and People: Allows students to gain added expertise in computing as it relates to people. The minor requires 15 credit hours of coursework in the College of Computing.
Industrial Design: Allows students to strengthen skills and understanding of creative problem solving as it relates to design. The minor requires 15 credit hours of coursework in the School of Industrial Design.
While Computing and Industrial Design are good fits for this degree, they are not the only minors possible. For example, students could also pursue a minor in Film and Media Studies or Technology and Business for their Breadth Block.
|Scientific Foundations of Health
|or APPH 1050
|The Science of Physical Activity and Health
|or APPH 1060
|Flourishing: Strategies for Well-being and Resilience
|Core A - Essential Skills
|English Composition I
|English Composition II
|Core B - Institutional Options
|Computing for Engineers
|or CS 1301
|Introduction to Computing
|or CS 1315
|Introduction to Media Computation
|Core C - Humanities
|Core D - Science, Math, & Technology
|Introductory Physics I
|Introductory Physics II
|Introduction to Linear Algebra
|Core E - Social Sciences
|The United States to 1877
|or HIST 2112
|The United States since 1877
|or INTA 1200
|American Government in Comparative Perspective
|or POL 1101
|Government of the United States
|or PUBP 3000
|American Constitutional Issues
|Economic Analysis and Policy Problems
|or ECON 2101
|The Global Economy
|or ECON 2105
|Principles of Macroeconomics
|or ECON 2106
|Principles of Microeconomics
|Core F - Courses Related to Major
|Fundamentals of Musicianship I
|Fundamentals of Musicianship II
|Fundamentals of Musicianship III
|Fundamentals of Musicianship IV
|Introduction Audio Technology I
|MUSI Ensemble Requirement 1
|Introduction to Audio Technology II
|Music Recording and Mixing
|Project Studio: Technology 3
|Music Perception and Cognition
|MUSI Upper Division (4000-level) Elective 3
|Music Technology Capstone I
|MUSI Additional Electives (any MUSI 4000-level courses or ensemble courses) 1
|Advisor approved courses 2
|Total Credit Hours
Students are required to satisfy a 4-course music ensemble requirement. Course options include any four from the following list: MUSI 3018 or MUSI 3019 or MUSI 3121 or MUSI 3131 or MUSI 3231 or MUSI 3241 or MUSI 3251 or MUSI 3261 or MUSI 3311 or MUSI 3321 or MUSI 3411 or MUSI 3511 or MUSI 3531 or MUSI 3541 or MUSI 3551 or MUSI 3611. The courses may be used as Humanities (if course has been approved for Humanities credit) and/or free electives.
General track students must have Non-Major Cluster courses approved by advisor. If student is completing a minor for this area and minor requires excess of 15 hours, then overage hours may be used towards free electives.
Music Technology majors can choose one pathway to use VIP participation to fulfill degree requirements.
The VIP Elective Pathway: Students participate in any VIP team to fulfill an upper-division music technology elective and free electives.
- Participating in the same VIP team for five or fewer credits results in that many free-elective credits.
- Participating in the same VIP team for 6 or more credits results in 3 credits that are counted as upper division Music Technology electives and 3 credits that are counted as free electives.
- Any additional credits count as free electives.
- Any VIP team is eligible for this pathway. No approval is required by an academic advisor in music technology.