The School of Music offers the following degrees in Composition and Technology:
- Bachelor of Music in Composition
- Master of Music in Music Composition
- Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Option in Music Technology
There is also a minor in Music Technology.
The Music Composition program gives students a broad range of experiences including composition of concert music (for all media), film scoring (through collaboration with the Penn State Film Department), songwriting (including recording and production), and electroacoustic music. Private lessons, weekly seminar meetings, and master classes comprise the core of study. Weekly literature/listening study, regular preparation and public performance of compositions and long-term professional goal planning are some of the means to foster development of craft, artistry and vocation in composition.