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Music Technology - B.S.

COLLEGE: College of the Arts
DEPARTMENT: Stark Campus
Fine Arts Building Room 118B
North Canton, OH 44720
Tel: (330) 244-3359
Fax: (330) 244-3345


DESCRIPTION: The Bachelor of Science in Music Technology is offered on the stark campus and consists of two concentrations: Audio Recording and Music Production.

Audio Recording majors learn advanced audio recording techniques.

Music Production majors learn how to use technology to realize creative work such as: original music, arranging and production.

The development of music technology has had an enormous impact on the music industry. There are many career opportunities for talented musicians in music technology. Skilled musicians can apply formal training to recording careers, studio performance, arranging or producing and live performances. Opportunities are also available in non-traditional, contemporary popular music venues, the movie industry, television, multi-media events, and music for advertising as well as traditional performing arts venues. The growth of music technology has made knowledge and experience in this area a necessity for all students preparing for a career in any area of the music industry. To compete effectively in the contemporary music world, one must possess a strong traditional music background, plus the technical expertise required to make the most of a rapidly changing and developing technology.
Majors are prepared for careers in:
  • Audio Production
  • Studio Engineering
  • Events Management/Arts Management
  • Music and sound reinforcement for live performance such as theatre and dance
  • Independent musical composition and performance, sound design and post-production for film, television and radio
  • Music for emerging new media such as interactive games and the internet
Admission to the Stark campus is open.

To declare Music Technology as a major student must have successfully completed MUS 11121 Theory, MUS 21113 Music Production I and one semester of Applied Music (MUS 36xxx) or Applied Studio Musicianship (MUS 36913).
Minimum 122 total credit hours, minimum 39 upper-division hours. Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA and a 2.50 GPA in the major. Minimum eight semesters of major ensemble courses and six semesters of applied studio musicianship and applied music courses. Students are required to attend a minimum four-year total of 84 concerts or recitals.
Music Technology Portfolio
MUS 40092 Music Technology Internship
Applied Music Performance Requirement
Applied Music or Studio Musicianship 46000 Performance Requirement
STUDY ABROAD/AWAY OPPORTUNITIES: There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of International Affairs.
PROGRAM FEE: $100/semester
ACCREDITATION: National Association of Schools of Music