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Music recording and technology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

 Cal State Monterey Bay provides more than 7,600 students an extraordinary opportunity to learn on a residential campus just one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. Our diverse student body receives personal attention in small classes while pursuing degrees in 25 undergraduate and seven graduate majors.

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences empowers students to critically examine their place in the world: to imagine, to communicate, to collaborate, to create, and to transform. Our graduates are engaged global citizens ready for the realities of the 21st century. They apply values, interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to provide creative and socially-responsible solutions for the future.

The concentration in Recording Technology is designed to offer music majors enhanced career opportunities in the music recording, production and entertainment industries. Students taking this concentration receive intensive, hands-on instruction and experience utilizing state-of-the-art hardware and software. Instruction in analogue and digital routing, mixing, signal processing, sound design provide skills necessary to compete in the ever-changing field of music production. Composition and music literacy with an emphasis on performance is an important aspect of this program. Students learn to use software, hardware and instruments to apply their knowledge to sound for video and film, creative recording projects, and live performance techniques. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Keyboard I
  •  Keyboard II
  •  Musicianship and Theory I
  •  Musicianship and Theory II
  • Major ProSeminar
  •  Music and Computers
  •  Reflections on America
  •  Audio Production
  •  Analogue Mixing and Digital Editing
  •  Advanced Audio Production

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Equivalent of a 2.40 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in high school
  • High school diploma equivalent or certificate of graduation
  • Official high school transcript (official record of marks/scores/grades)
  • National Test Scores (if required by home country)
  • SAT or ACT scores required for students who graduate from a US high school or a US accredited international school
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit accepted but not required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5742 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5742 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Seaside

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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