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Bachelor of Science in Music Technology

Bachelor of Science in Music Technology

Music technology is the discipline that enables new ways for us to create, consume, and share access to music. At Georgia Tech, music technology students master existing technologies and create the technologies we’ll use to enjoy music in the future.

Music technology students are just as passionate about making music as they are about the technology that makes it possible. They play the clarinet in band and develop mobile applications that teach others to play it too. They perform classical music in the symphony orchestra and make electronic music in a laptop orchestra. They record with their rock band in our studio and also design new acoustical treatments to make the studio sound better. They play the classical organ, and then go home to build one of their own in their garage.

For more general questions and inquiries, you can also email us at bsmt@music.gatech.edu.

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Curriculum

Click the dropdown below to view the sample curriculum for a Bachelor's of Science in Music Technology with a General Concentration. For more options, please visit your advisor for a more specific look at what your course load will look like.

Ensemble choices for the ensemble requirements can be found on the ensembles page.

For more details, including specifics on curriculum for the various concentrations and minors available, visit the Georgia Tech catalog page.

 

Fall, Year 1 Hours Spring, Year 1 Hours
Total 14 Total 14
ENGL 1101: English Composition I 3 ENGL 1102: English Composition II 3
MATH 1551: Differential Calculus 2 MATH 1552 Integral Calculus 4
MATH 1553: Introduction to Linear Algebra 2 MUSI 2015 Laptop Orchestra 3
MUSI 2010 Fundamentals of Musicianship I 3 MUSI 2011 Fundamentals of Musicianship II 3
MUSI Ensemble 1 1 MUSI Ensemble 2 1
CS 1301, 1315, or 1371 (Core Computing Course) 3    

 

Fall, Year 2 Hours Spring, Year 2 Hours
Total 14 Total 14
PHYS 2211 Intro Physics I 4 PHYS 2212 Intro Physics II 4
Concentration Course or Free Elective 3 Concentration Course or Free Elective 3
MUSI 2012 Fundamentals of Musicianship III 3 MUSI 2013 Fundamentals of Musicianship IV 3
MUSI 2525 Introduction to Audio Tech 1 3 MUSI 2526 Introduction to Audio Tech 2 3
MUSI Ensemble 3 1 MUSI Ensemble 4 1

 

Fall, Year 3 Hours Spring, Year 3 Hours
Total 18 Total 16
Social Science Elective 1 (US Perspectives) 3 Social Science Elective 2 (Global Perspectives) 3
APPH 1040 / APPH 1050: Health 2 HIST 2111 or 2112, INTA 1200, POL 1101, PUBP 3000 3
Concentration Course or Free Elective 3 Concentration Course or Free Elective 3
MUSI 4630 Recording and Mixing 3 MUSI 4677 Perception and Cognition 3
MUSI 3770 Project Studio: Technology 4 MUSI 3771 Project Studio: Analysis 4
Humanities 1 – or – Free Elective 3    

 

Fall, Year 4 Hours Spring, Year 4 Hours
Total 16 Total 16
Social Science Elective 3 3 Humanities 2 or Free Elective 3
Concentration Course or Free Elective 3 Concentration Course or Free Elective 3
Concentration Course or Free Elective 3 Concentration Course or Free Elective 3
MUSI Upper Division Elective 3 Concentration Course or Free Elective 3
MUSI 4705 Music Technology Capstone I 4 MUSI 4706 Music Technology Capstone II 4

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Upper Division Electives Hours
Integrating Music Into Multimedia MUSI 4450 3
Music Tech: History & Repertoire 4456/6003 3
Computational Music Analysis 4457/6201 3
Computer Music Composition 4458/6304 3
Digital Signal Processing – Music 4459/6202 3

Concentrations

The Bachelor of Science in Music Technology degree is built on an interdisciplinary curriculum. All students complete coursework within another department to enhance their understanding of a specific part of music technology. Students will need to consult with their undergraduate advisor to choose a concentration or minor.

Mechanical Engineering

23 credit hours

Electrical and Computer Engineering

15 credit hours

General Concentration

Minor of 15-23 credit hours

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Portfolio Submissions

The Bachelor of Science in Music Technology degree program requires a portfolio as part of its admission requirement. The portfolio demonstrates your potential to create music and technology in tandem. You should also submit a list of specific technical and musical skills, indicating experience in each area, as well as a short, written statement describing how your creative and musical works have prepared you for a degree in music technology.

Incoming First Year Students

Incoming students should submit their portfolio through the admissions application portal. Please do not send your portfolio via email.

Current Georgia Tech Students

If you are already a student at Georgia Tech and wish to transfer into the program, please fill out the submission form. Once you have filled out the submission form, send it to Chris Moore at chris.moore@music.gatech.edu

Important submission dates for changes of majors: 

Starting Semester Submission Deadline Students Notified
Spring October 1st October 15th
Fall February 15th March 15th
Fall June 1st June 15th

 

Learn more about the BS in Music Technology Program

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Dual BS/MS Degree Program

For undergraduate students that are interested in staying to pursue their graduate degree, we have an opportunity to simplify their academic goals.
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A Tour of the Bachelor of Science in Music Technology

Undergraduate Program Coordinator Chris Moore is here to introduce you to the BS in Music Technology.
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Our B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. music technology students don’t just use technology to make music. They invent the next generation of technologies that will revolutionize the music industry. Learn more about the blend of creative and technical work at the Georgia Tech School of Music.