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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Recording Technology, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Music Recording Technology is a focused degree that, in addition to providing a strong musical foundation through required musicianship and performance courses, covers the fundamental aspects of audio, music production and music business to prepare students for a career in the music and audio industries. Some of the more specific topics covered include: digital audio, fundamentals of sound, microphone technique, music production, arranging, MIDI production, songwriting, music licensing, artist management, record label structure, audio for post-production, live sound reinforcement, and sound design. Students can also complete coursework leading towards Pro Tools certification and have the opportunity to become a Pro Tools Certified Operator. Students graduate with a portfolio and clinical experience through an internship.

Major Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 120 Hours to obtain the Bachelor of Arts in Music or the Bachelor of Arts in Music Recording Technology, including the General Education program.

Note: Please refer to the vertical curriculum for additional course requirements for each degree.

The vertical curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education is listed under the College of Education. All requirements and policies are discussed in greater detail in the Department of Music Student Handbook.

All degree programs in music require completion of the following core courses with a minimum grade of “C”:

Music Recording Technology : Total Semester Hours=120

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

First Semester

Total: 12

Second Semester

Total: 13


GE = General Education Courses

All students are expected to complete 3 hours of small ensemble and 4 hours of large ensemble. See Success Coach for further details.

*Based on your placement testing scores, these courses may require prerequisites which may extend the number of semesters needed to complete degree requirements. These prerequisites do not count towards the degree for graduation.

**Marching Band Members ONLY, MUST substitute PE Activity with MU_ 110 - Large Ensemble . **ROTC Members ONLY, substitute PE Activity with MY 104 - Basic Military Science  and MYL 104 - Basic Military Science Laboratory . (ROTC) 

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