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Music Technology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Bozeman, MT, United States
The Music Technology program from Montana State University is a synthesis of traditional musical training and application through new technologies. Students develop skills in areas including music composition and theory, recording, sound synthesis, sound design for film and theater, audio for film, video, and multimedia, film scoring, notation and sequencing, orchestration.
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Overview

Course Description

Students develop skills in areas including music composition and theory, recording, sound synthesis, sound design for film and theater, audio for film, video, and multimedia, film scoring, notation and sequencing, orchestration, interdisciplinary collaboration, music business, and instrumental or vocal performance. Working alongside faculty,  majors of the Music Technology program from Montana State University compose original music and collaborate on artistic works and projects with students from across campus. 

This combination of academic study, creative work, community involvement, and hands-on training produces well-rounded musicians and digital media artists. Potential career opportunities are diverse and include, but are not limited to audio, sound design, and music composition for film, television, theater, concert hall, multimedia art, computer games, and virtual environments, music technology sales and representation, live sound reinforcement, recording, private studio instruction, and further studies in composition or digital audio technology and related media. 

Students with limited musical experience may be required to complete MUSI 103RA Fundamentals of Musical Creation before beginning the Music Theory, Aural Perception, and Keyboard Skills sequence, as determined by placement examination, in consultation with the Coordinator of Music Technology and Music Faculty.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aural Perception
  • Music Theory 
  • Keyboard Skills 
  • Applied Music
  • Beginning Guitar
  • Applied Music 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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General Requirements

  • Complete your application. 
  • Pay the application fee of US$38 for the online application or US$30 for the paper application. 
  • Submit your proof of English proficiency.  
  • Submit your transcripts. If you are applying as a freshman, please send us your high school transcript. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25850 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bozeman

  • 1099 - 2280 USD/month
    Living Costs

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