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Bachelor of Arts in Music, Music Technology

Jon WatsonPictured | Jon Watson | Bachelor of Arts in Music, Music Tehnology / Minor in Integrated New Media Studies | Mishawaka, Indiana (hometown)
Club Affiliation | Audio Visual Collective

Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Concentration in Music Technology

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music with a concentration in Music Technology is a liberal arts degree program with a major in music and a degree focus that combines general education with studies in musicianship and technology. The special concentration in music technology allows students to tailor their degree for their future endeavors while training musicians to think artistically about technology.

Academic Advising

The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors each semester prior to registration. Advising holds are placed on all Music students prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. Students with a declared major in Music are advised by Music faculty. Additionally, you may have a secondary advisor if you have also declared a minor, although a minor is not required for a degree in the Music. You can verify your assigned advisor in the student center in One.IU.

Audition Requirements
  • Portfolio including two creative uses of music technology
  • The portfolio can be performed live or the applicant can submit materials for review.
  • Submit materials for review through a link to a digital download.
  • Possible examples include but are not limited to audio recordings, video, etc.
  • Performance (instrumental/vocal) audition at the Bachelor of Arts level.

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Arts in Music, concentration in Music Technology degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • MUS-M 201 The Literature of Music 1
    Fulfills the Additional Requirements: Information Literacy requirement

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300– or 400–level.
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C– or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Major Requirements (60 cr.)

Core Musicianship (23 cr.)
  • MUS-M 201 The Literature of Music 1
    Fulfills Additional Requirements: Information Literacy
  • MUS-M 202 The Literature of Music 2
  • MUS-M 430 Introduction to Contemporary Music
  • MUS-T 113 Music Theory I
  • MUS-T 114 Music Theory II
  • MUS-T 115 Sightsinging and Aural Perception I (1 cr.)
  • MUS-T 116 Sightsinging and Aural Perception II (1 cr.)
  • MUS-T 213 Music Theory III
  • MUS-T 214 Music Theory IV

Piano Proficiency (4 cr.)

Select one of the following options:

Option 1:
  • MUS-P 101 Piano Class 1 (1 cr.)
  • MUS-P 102 Piano Class 2 (1 cr.)
  • MUS-P 103 Piano Class 3 (1 cr.)
  • MUS-P 104 Piano Class 4 (1 cr.)
  • MUS-P 105 Keyboard Proficiency (0 cr.)
Option 2 (when Piano is primary instrument):
  • MUS-P 105 Keyboard Proficiency (0 cr.)
  • Secondary instrument at 200-level (2 cr.)
    Two semesters

Applied Music (7 cr.)
  • MUS-_ 200 Principal Instrument/Voice
    1 cr. each semester until MUS-X 296
  • MUS-K 405 (1 cr.)
    Two semesters. After the Upper-Divisional has been passed

At least one additional semester of study in one of the following:

  • MUS-_ 200 Principal Instrument/Voice (1 cr.)
  • MUS-K 210 Applied Composition (Secondary) (1 cr.)
  • MUS-K 405 Electronic Instrument Performance (1 cr.)

Ensemble (6 cr.)
  • MUS-X 430 Electronic Music Ensemble (1 cr.)
    2 semesters

Select one of the following for four semesters:

  • MUS-X 002  Piano Accompanying (1 cr.)
  • MUS-X 040 University Instrumental Ensembles (1 cr.)
  • MUS-X 070 University Choral Ensembles (1 cr.)
  • MUS-X 350 Jazz Ensembles (1 cr.)
  • MUS-X 430 Electronic Music Ensemble (1 cr.)

Music Technology (12 cr.)
  • MUS-A 101 Introduction to Audio Technology
  • MUS-A 102 Audio Techniques
  • MUS-K 403 Electronic Studio Resources I
  • MUS-K 404 Electronic Studio Resources II

Other Music (5 cr.)
  • MUS-I 421 Bachelor of Arts Senior Thesis (2 cr.)
  • 3 credits of music electives may be fulfilled by one, 3–credit course; or a combination of 1–or 2–credit courses

Other Music Requirements (3 cr.)
  • MUS-I 100 Cultural Events Attendance (0 cr.)
    Eight semesters; or every semester of enrollment for transfer students
  • MUS-T 120 Computers for Musicians
  • MUS-U 310 Performance Laboratory (0 cr.)
    Each semester prior to passing Upper-Divisional Examination
  • MUS-X 296 Applied Music Upper-Divisional Jury Examination (0 cr.)

World Languages (6 cr.)
  • Two semesters of one language (may be satisfied with world languages placement test and credit by examination)

Non-Music General Electives (21 cr.)
  • At least 9 credits at the 300–level or above
  • At least 6 credits at the 200–level or above

Academic Bulletins

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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