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 / Other Departments

Honors (Must be in Honors Program)

  • MUSC 189H University Honors Seminar (topic in music technology)
  • UHON 395H University Honors Seminar (topic in music technology)
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 2019

MUSC 282  - Introduction to Music Composition and Digital Audio Production [TuTh 12:30PM-1:45PM] Taught by Joshua Spaulding. To request a permission code, please complete this form: For other info please contact  Dr. Brian Moore
Fundamentals of music composition with attention to creating original music in digital mediums including MIDI and digital audio. Theory and practice in improvisation as related to composition as well as techniques for reworking musical ideas towards creating a finished composition.

ARTP 270 (on-line) - Computational Creativity [online]
Please contact Prof. Elizabeth Ingraham

ARTS 291Q - Special Topics in Digital Arts  [T/R 2:00-4:50 PM] Please contact Prof. Chris Irvin
Introduction to 3D computer graphics

THEA 368 - Digital Media Production [M/W 11:30 AM-1:15 PM] Please contact Prof. Chris Irvin
Web design, usability and interactive media.

PHOT 365 - Time-based media [M/W 2:30 PM-5:20 PM] Please contact Prof. Walker Pickering
Introduction to time-based media and video applications for artists and designers