Music Technology Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
The Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology is designed for students who aim to succeed as creative entrepreneurs, performers, songwriters, engineers, and producers in the music industry. This program includes a contemporary music curriculum that addresses the dynamic and changing landscape of the music profession. Additionally, this degree includes courses from Engineering and Business to provide relevant training in this emerging field. Advancements in technology impact how music is performed, consumed, produced and marketed, and there is an abundance of opportunity for today’s musician not addressed in traditional undergraduate music degree programs.
BA-MUTE Entrance Requirements: Our program admission process is holistic and inclusive in approach and meant to assess students' overall abilities in music and technology. Prospective students are encouraged to showcase their skills in areas such as: sampling, sound design, live looping, loop variation, a live remix, and/or a more traditional composition from a pre-existing musical forms. Students may participate in a brief interview with one of our faculty representatives to discuss goals, aspirations, and what students will bring to the program.
Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required.
Grade Requirement for all majors offered by the Music Department: the minimum acceptable grade for any music course required for graduation (including transferred music courses) is ≥C.
|Required Non-Credit Music Component|
|MUSC 110||CONVOCATION AND RECITAL ATTENDANCE (must be repeated each term)||0|
|Required Music Courses|
& MUSC 102
& MUSC 103
|MUSIC THEORY I|
and MUSIC THEORY II
and MUSIC THEORY III
& MUSC 105
& MUSC 106
|SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS|
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS II
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS III
|MUSC 120||PIANO CLASS I FOR MAJORS||1|
& MUSC 362
|SOUND RECORDING ARTS I|
and SOUND RECORDING ARTS II
& MUSC 364
|DIGITAL AUDIO EDITING I|
and DIGITAL AUDIO EDITING II
|MUSC 366||DATA-TO-MUSIC SONIFICATION||3|
|MUSC 367||3-D AUDIO||3|
|MUSC 386||SOUND SPACES||3|
& MUSC 411
|AUDIO ENGINEERING AURAL SKILLS|
and AUDIO MASTERING TECHNIQUES
|MUSC 489||CASE STUDIES IN MUSIC INDUSTRY||3|
|MUSC 493||MUSIC OUTREACH||1-3|
|Required Supporting Courses|
& DESN 385
and ADVANCED DIGITAL SOUND
|ENTP 387||BUSINESS STARTUP RESEARCH||4|
|ENTP 388||LEARNING FROM OTHERS: ENTREPRENEURIAL CASE ANALYSIS||4|
|ENTP 389||BUSINESS FEASIBILITY: PLAN AND PITCH||4|
|Electives–choose from the following subject codes: MUSE and MUSC or, consult with your advisor||9|
|INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE|
|COMMERCIAL VOICE LESSON|
|INSTRUCTION ON VOICE OR INSTRUMENT|
|AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC: 1920 AND BEYOND|
|MUSIC INDUSTRY FORUM|
Music Ensemble Courses
|CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES|
|Required Senior Capstone|
|MUSC 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE||4|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BA in Music Technology and Entrepreneurship from EWU should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate basic competency in music theory through score reading and analysis;
- create works/productions from music technologies through completion of recording projects;
- design sound-processing tools and new instrument sounds through research and development projects;
- demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental challenges faced by entrepreneurs, and the tools that help them plan for success;
- demonstrate competency with sound recording and editing tools;
- design new instruments through research and development projects;
- work in teams to solve problems.