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Bachelor of Music in Music and Technology

The Bachelor of Music in Music and Technology is designed for students who possess demonstrated interest in producing music with computer technology who are also performers in voice or on an acoustic instrument.

Pre-college Preparation

Experience in performance (both traditional and technologically enhanced), music theory, composition, mathematics, and computer applications.


  • Twenty-seven credit hours of core Performing Arts Technology courses including:
    • Freshman Seminar in the Media Arts
    • Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
    • Introduction to Computer Music
    • Computer Music Programming and Arranging
    • Creative Coding for Music
    • Sound Recording and Production I and II
    • Digital Music Ensemble or Electronic Chamber Music
    • PAT Seminar
  • Five Performing Arts Technology electives selected from:
    • Technical Ear Training and Critical Listening
    • Contemporary Practices in Studio Production I and II
    • Image, Sound, and Story
    • Practicum in Music and Sound for Film
    • Performance Systems
    • Interactive Media Design I and II
    • Digital Sound Synthesis
    • Contemporary Practices in Research and Scholarship
    • Business of Music
  • Core Music Curriculum
  • Two terms of a University Orchestra, Band or Choir
  • Two additonal terms of an approved Ensemble
  • Sixteen credit hours of private performance instruction on the principal instrument or voice
  • Two courses in Creative Composition
  • Senior Thesis
  • Math 105 (Data, Functions and Graphs) or proficiency, the University’s two-semester English writing requirement, one course in Computer Programming, and non-music electives to total at least 30 hours
  • Electives to complete a total of 120 hours

Information on Dual Degree Programs

Performing Arts Technology Course Descriptions


PAT Overview: faculty members describe the program and the variety of skills students gain.

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