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Music Technology

Any aspiring music student, whether the student wants to be a sound engineer or technician, audio operator, master control operator, sound editor, performer, composer, music teacher, or small music recording business owner, needs to know aspects of music technology to keep up with the advancements taking place every day in the industry.

What Will I Learn?

The Music Technology Certificate will introduce the student to the use of computers in music notation, digital media transfer, and music education. Some of the programs studied will include Finale and Pro Tools as well as introducing various other software programs used in the music industry. Through this certificate, students will develop a level of expertise with new applications including contemporary audio recording, midi application and music composition. This certificate will create a fundamental experience in understanding contemporary music technology and applications, and core musicianship skills.

  • Major Core Requirements

    • PHYS 110 - Physics of Sound, Music and Hearing
    • CIS 101 - Computer Basics
    • MUS 180 - Introduction to Music Technology
    • MUS 104 - Fundamentals of Music
    • MUS 108 - History of Rock and Roll: An Introduction
    • MUS 110 - Class Piano or MUS 120 - Applied Piano (Two semesters required)
    • MUS 170 - Introduction to Music Business
    • MUS 181 - Intermediate Music Technology
    • MUS 189 - Music Technology Practicum


    Select one of the following 4 courses

    • MUS 101 - Exploration of Music Literature
    • MUS 102 - Exploration of American Music
    • MUS 103 - Evolution of Jazz
    • MUS 107 - Music in World Cultures

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