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Music Technology - B.S. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (68 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  MUS 11121 Theory 3
    11122 Theory 3
KFA   22111 The Understanding of Music (music major section)
  22121 Music as a World Phenomenon (music major section) 3
    21113 Music Production I 3
    21114 Music Production II 3
    21221 Audio Recording I 3
    21222 Audio Recording II 3
    21341 Commercial Music Theory and Composition 3
    34111 Elementary Conducting 2
    37111 Functional Piano 2
ELR   40092 Music Technology Internship 2
    41181 Acoustics and Technology in Music 2
    41341 Jazz Improvisation I
    Major Ensemble Elective* 8
WIC TECH 31000 Cultural Dynamics of Technology 3
  Music Elective
  Choose from the following: 3
  MUS 32211 Music History (3)  
    42131 America's Music (3)
    42161 History of Jazz (3)
  Choose from the following:
Applied Studio Musicianship and Applied Music**
36111 - 36912 Applied Music (4-12)
    36913 Applied Studio Musicianship (8)
  Choose from the following: Piano Class or Applied Music Piano 2
17111 Piano Class (1)  
    17112 Piano Class (1)  
    27111 Piano Class (2)  
    27112 Piano Class (2)  
    36111 Applied Music-Piano (2)  
    46111 Applied Music-Piano (2)  
Type Course Title Credits
  BUS 10123 Exploring Business 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  JMC 23030 Basic Electronic Media Video Production 3
KMC MATH 11009 Modeling Algebra 4
Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3

General Elective (upper division)
  Audio Recording (12)
  Music Production (12)

Special Notes for Degree/Major:

  • Students double majoring in Audio Recording and Music Production can take the Audio Recording and Music Production III, IV, V and VI classes concurrently.
  • Students are required to attend a minimum four-year total of 84 concerts or recitals.
  • Applied music courses are available in the summer on selected instruments. Composition may also be taken in the summer
  • Students must receive a minimum grade of C- in all MUS courses
  • A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned in TECH 31000 to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

*Major ensemble (8 semesters and 8 credit hours):
All music technology majors must enroll in an ensemble appropriate to their major performance area each semester the students are registered full time as music majors. 2 credit hours must be taken in a major ensemble. Students may choose to complete the other 6 hours in MUS 35213 Studio Ensemble, or 4 hours in MUS 35213 and 2 hours as ensemble electives (e.g., MUS 45231, MUS 25311 for guitar majors).

**Applied Studio Musicianship and Applied Music (6 semesters and 12 credit hours):
Students must take at least 4 credit hours at 2 credits per semester of Applied Music and meet Applied Studio graduation requirements. Students  may complete the other 8 credit hours by taking either Applied Music or Applied Studio Musicianship to meet graduation requirements. Students must also meet the 46000-entry-level requirement in either Applied Music or in  Applied Studio Musicianship for graduation.

MUS 36111 -36912 Applied Music (4-12)
MUS 36913 Applied Studio Musicianship (8)

Audio Recording Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2012-2013 Roadmap.

 CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (12 credits)  Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  MUS 31221 Audio Recording III 3
    31222 Audio Recording IV 3
    41221 Audio Recording V

41222 Audio Recording VI 3


Music Production Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2012-2013 Roadmap.

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (12 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  MUS 31113 Music Production III 3
    31114 Music Production IV 3
    41113 Music Production V 3
    41114 Music Production VI 3