Music Technology Minor (Plan A)

Plan A Minor in Music Technology*

*For students on Fall 2017 Catalog

Prior Plan Here

Minor in Music Technology - 19 credit option

No audition is required for the minor in music technology.

The Music Technology Minor is a "Plan A" minor and involves four categories of courses:

  • 100 or 200 level course in Computer Science or other computer programming-based course with advisor approval 

NOTE: A minimum of two courses must have a subject code of MUSC, MUED, or MUCP.

Select from the following:

  • MUSC 282 Intro to Music Composition & Digital Audio Production
  • MUSC 283 Music Technology: Foundations of Audio Recording and Production
  • MUSC 284 Music Technology: Foundations of MIDI Sequencing and Notation
  • MUSC 350 Film Scoring and Creative Sound Design
  • MUSC 383 Music Technology: Advanced Audio Recording and Production
  • MUSC 483 Music Technology: Advanced Techniques & Applications
  • MUCP 410 Film-Scoring for Music Majors

Music Education (open to music education majors only)

  • MUED 343 Music Composition Methods
  • MUED 401Z Advanced Methods: Special Topics (topic in music technology)

Digital Arts

  • THEA 291Q / MUSC 291Q / ARTS 291Q Special Topics in Digital Arts
CAPSTONE 1 credit
  • MUSC 484 Music Technology: Capstone (Course may be taken for 3 credits and count as the ACE 10 requirement as well)

NOTE: All courses must be taken for a grade.


Please contact Dr. Brian Moore (advisor for the music technology minor) for additional information.

Courses Offered Spring 2018

MUSC 283  - Foundations of Audio Recording and Production - [Tu/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM]
Please contact Prof. Tom Larson

MUSC 291Q -  Creative Coding: iOS Music App Development [Tu/Th 12:30 PM-1:20 PM (in person/online hybrid course)] Please contact Dr. Brian Moore
This course is an introduction to writing software for musical, creative and  artistic  contexts: Using iOS (iPhone and iPad) as a platform, you will learn the computer language Swift (the language which is the basis for native iOS applications) as well as Xcode, a professional Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Assumes no previous experience.

ARTP 291Q - Special Topics in Digital Arts – Immersive Experience Design[T/R 2:00-4:50 PM] - Richards 17
Please contact Prof. Chris Irvin

THEA 368 - Digital Media Production [M/W 2:30 PM-4:15 PM] Please contact Prof. Chris Irvin
Web design, usability and interactive media.

PHOT 365 - Time-based media[M/W 11:30 AM-2:20 PM] Please contact Prof. Walter Pickering
Introduction to time-based media and video applications for artists and designers