Bachelor of Music in Performing Arts Technology, Music & Technology
This degree program is designed for students with experience and interest in producing music with technology who also wish to continue studying traditional music performance (classical or jazz) on an acoustic instrument or voice at the college level. The Bachelor of Music in Music & Technology prepares students for careers involving the creative use of music technology—performance, production, recording, composition, studio and live sound engineering, and music and sound for film, television or video games. Applicants must participate in a live or recorded audition on their instrument or voice in addition to submitting the PAT Portfolio.
The Bachelor of Music in Music & Technology requires a minimum of 120 credits: coursework is 75% within SMTD and 25% within the liberal arts.
SMTD coursework to include:
- Computer Music Composition and Arranging
- Sound Recording and Production
- Electronic Music History and Theory
- Performance: Digital Music Ensemble or Electronic Chamber Music
- Creative Coding
- SMTD Music Theory and Musicology Core
- PAT Senior Thesis
- Private lessons on principal instrument or voice
- Participation in large ensembles
- Five upper level PAT Electives chosen from:
- Advanced Studio Production I and II Immersive Media Image, Sound, and Story Practicum in Music and Sound for Film Interactive Media Design I and II Performance Systems Digital Sound Synthesis Advanced Psychoacoustics Technical Ear Training and Critical Listening Digital Fabrication for Acoustics Contemporary Practices in Research and Scholarship Business of Music
SMTD offers a wide variety of courses across all disciplines.
Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.
Brehm Technology Suite
From large ensembles in celebrated concert halls to chamber groups in intimate recital spaces, performance opportunities across all disciplines abound, with nearly 900 student performances each academic year. Whether your focus is on early, classical, or contemporary music, whether your passion is for jazz, electronic, or world music, there is an ensemble—or in many cases, multiple ensembles—to suit your interests, including specific opportunities for percussion, piano, and organ & carillon. For students in theatre & drama, musical theatre, dance, and opera, opportunities abound in both professionally produced and student-run presentations.