University of Southern California Thornton School of Music’s Music Technology program announces a new bachelor’s degree in Music Production that encompasses the creative, technical and business aspects of professional music.
The Music Production major reflects the current and evolving nature of professional music making in the digital age, where the job description of today’s contemporary musician often includes composing and arranging, live and studio performance, audio engineering/editing and mastering, music synthesis and programming, as well as most or all of the business aspects related to music.
The new major is designed to go beyond training “desktop” musicians who can master computer programs to include work with acoustic instruments and competence in the traditional skill sets of producers such as Don Was, Sir George Martin or Phil Ramone.
Students enrolled in the program will also have the opportunity to develop skills using technology in live performance and multimedia. Music Production students will be expected to collaborate with songwriters, artists and bands at USC Thornton as well as video directors/designers and video game designers in the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USC Roski School of Art and Design, USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
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- Critical Listening
- Music Production
- Desktop Music Production
- Advanced Desktop Music Production
- Computer Assisted Recording and Editing
- Electronic Synthesizer Techniques
- Introduction to the Music Industry
- Introduction to Music Notation
- Digital Equipment and Recording
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Official Test Scores
- Transcripts: First-year applicants should submit official transcripts of all high school and college coursework completed.
- Letter(s) of Recommendation: One letter is required from either your school counselor or a teacher from your school. Applicants to the School of Cinematic Arts must submit three letters of recommendation.
- Portfolio, resumé and/or additional writing samples: if required by major. Performance majors may also require auditions. Refer to the Additional Application Requirements section, below, for more information.
- Submit your fall grades (when available)
International57256 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National57256 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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