Curriculum in the music technology program reflects the need for a blend of music and technology in today’s professional world. Some students enter the program with experience working with music hardware and software; however, they could benefit from improved musical skills and knowledge to best utilize the technology. Employers will expect you to have excellent skills using music technology since it pervades every aspect of music product development, studio recording, and commercial music, including the classical music world. The major allows for a variety of academic and musical backgrounds; some demonstrating strong math and computing skills and others with exceptional musical talents.
Skills and abilities this major develops include: musical knowledge and ability, use of several computer systems and software, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, manual dexterity, and communication skills.