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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Music Technology Minor

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (MUTEC)

Administered by faculty from the College of Arts & Architecture's School of Music, School of Theatre, and Department of Integrative Arts, the minor in Music Technology is appropriate for undergraduate students seeking to apply domains of knowledge from their majors or General Education programs to issues of audio production and digital technology in music.

The program consists of prescribed foundation courses in musical acoustics, digital audio, sound design and audio recording. Supporting course work allows students to focus in advanced topics such as music software programming, multi-media, or entertainment systems.

The Music Technology Minor Committee is authorized to award a minor certificate to any undergraduate who, in addition to satisfying the degree requirements of his or her baccalaureate major, satisfies the requirements for the Music Technology minor. The completion of the minor is reflected by a formal notation in the student's official record at the time of graduation.

Students must declare a major before they may request admission to a minor. However, those interested in the music technology minor are encouraged to begin taking applicable courses as early as possible. Students must apply to the minor no later than the beginning of their 6th semester. Students who have earned at least a grade of C in INART 050, INART 258A and THEA 285 may apply for admission to the program by submitting an application to the Committee.

For more information about the music technlolgy minor, check the School of Music website at http://music.psu.edu/prospective/mustechminor.html.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 21 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
INART 50 GN(3), INART 258A GA(3), MUSIC 8 GA(3) (Sem: 1-4)
THEA 285(3), THEA 484(3) (Sem: 4-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits in consultation with the minor advisor with at least 3 credits at the 400 level. (Sem: 5-8)

 

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2006

Blue Sheet Item #: 34-05-002; 40-02 RT-222; 41-02 RT230

Review Date: 2/28/06; 09/27/11

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