The M.S. in Music Technology is a two-year, full-time day program. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in music, computing, engineering, or a related discipline, and they should demonstrate their musical background in performance, composition and/or theory, as well as basic skills in programming and/or engineering in order to be admitted to the program. Candidates may be asked to interview with faculty in person or by telephone; the interview, which will include a portfolio examination, will be used to further assess their qualifications. A limited number of scholarships and tuition waivers may be offered to qualified students.
Upon graduation students will be able to demonstrate deep understanding of the underlying theoretical concepts of music technology, advanced technical and creative skills in the design and development of music technology, and rich familiarity with the cognitive and aesthetic aspects of creative media technologies. These skills will prepare our students for careers in industries such as music and media software, audio hardware, Internet audio, gaming, and mobile technology.
The M.S program focuses on the design and development of novel enabling music technologies. Upon acceptance, each student will be assigned an academic advisor who will consult and approve the students’ course selection. After the first year of study and with the approval of their academic advisor, students will choose between two academic tracks:
Project Track: Students will complete a set of requirements that will include 21 music technology course credit hours, 15 elective course credit hours, and 12 research credit hours leading to the development of a final MS project in Music Technology.
Thesis Track: Students will complete a set of requirements that will include 21 music technology course credit hours, 9 elective course credit hours, 12 research hours and 6 Thesis Preparation credit hours, leading to the completion and submission of an M.S Thesis in Music Technology.