B.Sc. On Campus

Music Technology

Northeastern University

48 months
56500 USD/year
56500 USD/year
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The Bachelor of Science in Music with Concentration in Music Technology at Northeastern University focuses on the creative application of digital and analog audio technologies to a broad range of artistic, social, and industrial purposes.


The Department of Music offers its music majors, music minors, and combined majors a cross-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of music, underscored by real-world experiential learning and cutting-edge technology. The music faculty are dedicated to three continuously interacting and integrated dimensions: the creation of music; its production and promotion; and the study of its history, meaning, and impact on cultures around the globe—past, present, and future.


The Music Technology program at Northeastern University focuses on applying audio technology in experimental composition, film, video, theatre, game design, mobile applications, sound design for urban environments, musical instrument design and beyond. An emphasis is maintained throughout on imaginative exploration, collaboration across disciplines, and real-world experience. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Music
  • Music Technology
  • Composing with Digital Technologies
  • Computer Music Fundamentals
  • Music and the Brain Research
  • Sound Design
  • Special Topics in Music Technology
  • Digital Audio Signal Processing
  • Electronics for Music
  • Embedded Audio Programming
  • Composition for Electronic Instruments

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Early decision: November 1


129 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Your Common Application or Coalition Application
    • Your application must be submitted by the deadline, along with either the application fee ($75) or a fee waiver request.
    • Your Secondary School Report and Official High School Transcript must be submitted directly from your high school.
    • Optional Standardized Testing.
    • All applicants from US and international high schools will be able to choose to submit standardized testing (SAT or ACT) or not.
    • Non-native English-speaking applicants must continue to submit official results from an approved English Language Test or request a waiver through the Application Status Check. 
    • English Proficiency: All students, regardless of citizenship must demonstrate English language proficiency when applying to Northeastern.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    56500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56500 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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