University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (MUTEC)
PROFESSOR MARK BALLORA, in charge, School of Music and Department of Integrative Arts
PROFESSOR CURTIS CRAIG, in charge, School of Theatre
Administered by faculty from the College of Arts & Architecture's School of Music and the School of Theatre, the Minor in Music Technology is appropriate for undergraduate students seeking to apply domains of knowledge from their majors or General Education programs to issues of audio production and digital technology in music.
The program consists of prescribed foundation courses in musical acoustics, digital audio, sound design and audio recording. Supporting course work allows students to focus in advanced topics such as music software programming, multi-media, or entertainment systems.
The MUTEC minor has been pursued by students majoring in areas such as Music, Theatre Sound Design, Integrative Arts, Film Production, Information Science & Technology, and Computer Science, although students in any major may pursue the MUTEC minor.
The Music Technology Minor Committee is authorized to award a minor certificate to any undergraduate who, in addition to satisfying the degree requirements of his or her baccalaureate major, satisfies the requirements for the Music Technology Minor. The completion of the minor is reflected by a formal notation in the student's official record at the time of graduation.
Students must declare a major before they may request admission to a minor. However, those interested in the music technology minor are encouraged to begin taking applicable courses as early as possible. Students must apply to the minor no later than the beginning of their 6th semester. Students who have earned at least a grade of C in INART 050, INART 258A and THEA 285 may apply for admission to the program by submitting an application to the Committee.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 21 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
sugggested semester sequence
|MUSIC 008 GA*||Rudiments of Music
|INART 050 GN||Science of Music
|INART 258A GA||Fundamentals of Digital Audio
(fall and spring semesters)
|THEA 285||Sound Design for the Theatre
|THEA 484||Audio Recording
(fall and spring semesters)
* MUSIC 008 may be waived for students with prior musical experience.
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits in consultation with one of the professors in charge of the minor. At least 3 credits must be 400-level. (Sem: 5-8)
Applying to the Minor
Beginning in Spring 2013, there will be an application process for those wishing to pursue the minor. Check back in the near future for details on the submission and its process.