Undergraduate Catalog: 2021-22

Music Technology BS

In the Bachelor of Science in Music Technology program, students will develop fundamental music technology skills and gain an understanding of the technical, business, and creative areas of music technology, recording engineering and production, music industry, post production and sound design, live sound and event production, and contemporary artist development and musicianship.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students in the Bachelor of Science in Music Technology must:

  • Demonstrate advanced techniques using music production hardware and software.
  • Recognize career options and be able to outline a path to achieve career goals in at least one area of music technology.
  • Develop professional quality musical works related to their chosen concentration(s).
  • Analyze the compositional structures of contemporary musical works.
  • Demonstrate a functional proficiency in at least one area of instrumental or vocal performance.
  • Demonstrate advanced work skills relevant to their chosen concentration.
    • Recording Engineering and Production
    • Music Industry
    • Post Production and Sound Design
    • Live Sound and Event Production
    • Contemporary Artist Development and Musicianship

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Music Technology requires 120 credit hours:

  • 59 credit hours in major required courses
  • 36 credit hours of Franciscan Core Curriculum courses
  • 25 credit hours in elective courses

Students are encouraged to consider two Music Technology Concentrations or a Minor

Program of Studies

  • Major Required Courses, 45 hours:
    • 6 credit hours from any MUSP 100 level course
    • 4 credit hours from any MUSP 200 level course
    • 31 credit hours from the following:
      • MUSC 120 Rhythm and Programming I
      • MUSC 122 Rhythm and Programming II
      • MUSC 135 Fundamentals of Music Technology
      • MUSC 136 Music Theory I
      • MUSC 137 Piano I
      • MUSC 138 Ear Training I
      • MUSC 142 Music Theory II
      • MUSC 143 Piano II
      • MUSC 144 Ear Training II
      • MUSC 220 MIDI
      • MUSC 290 Music Industry
      • MUSC 196 Internship
      • MUSC 480 Music Production Senior Seminar
    • 6 credit hours from the following:
      • MUSC 270 Music Appreciation
      • MUSC 271 History of Rock and Roll
      • MUSC 360 Survey of Music in Film and Video Games
      • MUSC 272 Jazz Appreciation
  • Concentration, 15 hours:
    • Music Industry:
      • COMM 311 Digital Campaign Development
      • MUSC 290 Music Industry
      • MUSC 265 Case Studies in Music Industry
      • 6 credit hours from the following
        • COMM 385 Public Relations Foundations
        • COMM 315 Event Planning
        • COMM 450 Mass Media & Multimedia Law
        • MUSC 435 Audio Technologies & Systems Implementation
    • Recording Engineering and Production:
      • MUSC 230 Recording Studio Techniques
      • MUSC 250 DAWs and Editing
      • MUSC 315 Mixing & Production
      • 6 credit hours from the following
        • MUSC 240 Musical Acoustics
        • MUSC 435 Audio Technologies & Systems Implementation
        • MUSC 370 Advanced Music Production & Arranging
        • MUSC 450 Multichannel & Immersive Audio
        • MUSC 415 Mastering & Distribution
    • Post Production and Sound Design:
      • MUSC 230 Recording Studio Techniques
      • MUSC 285 Audio for Film, Video, and Animation
      • MUSC 450 Multichannel & Immersive Audio
      • 6 credit hours from the following
        • FILM 150 Visual Storytelling Tech & Prac
        • FILM 250 Studio Production
        • FILM 341 Editing Theory and Processes
        • MUSC 315 Mixing & Production
        • MUSC 255 Orchestration
        • MUSC 418 Audio for Video Games
    • Live Sound & Event Production
      • MUSC 230 Recording Studio Techniques
      • MUSC 280 Live Audio Practicum
      • MUSC 424 Advanced Live Audio & Stage Production
      • 6 credit hours from the following
        • MUSC 435 Audio Technologies & Systems Implementation
        • MUSC 315 Mixing & Production
        • COMM 315 Event Planning
        • THEA 215 Stagecraft
        • MUSC 240 Music Acoustics
    • Contemporary Artist Development & Musicianship:
      • MUSC 245 Songwriting
      • MUSC 340 Professional Musicianship Practicum
      • 3 credit hours from MUSP Performance Ensemble or Private Lesson Instruction
      • 6 credit hours from the following
        • FILM 150 Visual Storytelling Tech & Prac
        • COMM 385 Public Relations Foundations
        • MUSC 255 Orchestration
        • FILM 341 Editing Theory and Processes
        • COMM 315 Event Planning
        • MUSC 250 DAWs and Editing
  • Franciscan Core Curriculum, 36 credit hours with directed courses including MUSC 480
  • Electives, 25 credit hours

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Music Technology Program must meet University of Saint Francis admission requirements.

Progression Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Music Technology Program complete a sophomore portfolio review.

Graduation Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Music Technology Program complete a senior portfolio review.