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Music Production and Technology, B.Mus.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Musicianship training has played an essential role for many, if not most, successful producers. Through study in music, electronics and acoustics, Hartt students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the professional audio industry. 

In their third year, each student joins a production team of two or three music and production technology (MPT) majors for an assignment that guides them through the learning and application of the tools of the modern recording studio. In their fourth year, each team produces a full-length CD project. The team follows the project from preproduction to recording, mixing, editing, and mastering. The senior project becomes a valuable tool for job seeking.

Another outlet for students to develop technique and gain more experience within the studio environment is The Hartt Recording Studio. Providing recording services to any student, staff, or faculty member, as well as outside clients, the studio is staffed by music production and technology majors. Students are encouraged from the time they enter Hartford to be actively involved participants with the production studio.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Instrumental/vocal study 
  • Diatonic Harmony 
  • Elementary Ear Training I 
  • Precalculus I for Engineering Technology 
  •  Academic Writing I 
  • Information Literacy in the Performing Arts 
  • Fundamentals of Music Production 
  • Introduction to Arts Management 
  • Paranov Performance Hour 
  • Performing organization 
  • Instrumental/vocal study 
  • Chromatic Harmony 
  • Elementary Ear Training II 
  • Precalculus II for Engineering Technology 
  • Academic Writing II 
  • Practicum in Music Production 
  • Music Management: For Profit 
  • Paranov Performance Hour 
  • Classicism to the Present
  • DC Electrical Fundamentals for Engineering Technology

                                      English Language Requirements

                                      • Minimum required score:

                                        6.5

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                                      • Minimum required score:

                                        79

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                                      • Minimum required score:

                                        550

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                                      Academic Requirements

                                      You need the following GPA score:

                                      Required score: 3

                                      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

                                      • 80% (out of 100)
                                      • 70% (out of 100) India/Canada
                                      • GCSE - five *passes with grades of A,B or C. * Four of the five passes must be English, Mathematics, Natural/Physical  Science and Social Science
                                      • GCE - five * passes with grades of A,B or C. * Four of the five passes must be English, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Science and Social Science
                                      • Pearsons Test – score 52

                                      Tuition Fee

                                      • International

                                        45144 USD/year
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 45144 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                      • National

                                        39220 USD/year
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 39220 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                      Living costs for West Hartford

                                      • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
                                        Living Costs

                                      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                                      Funding

                                      International Scholarship:

                                      • Undergraduate and Transfer students are considered for a partial tuition scholarship ($6,000.00 to $16,000.00). Scholarships are offered to the most qualified students making application for the Fall & Spring Academic Terms.

                                      Continuing Academic Talent Scholarship:

                                      • If you demonstrate above average performance while enrolled at the University you will be considered for a partial tuition scholarship ($2,000 to $4,000). You must complete 30 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0. 

                                      Family Grant Programme:

                                      • If a student has a brother, sister, parent or spouse as a student, only one tuition fee will be paid full, while the other one will be halved.

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