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Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Music Technology students at Georgia Tech embrace the artistic, scientific, and engineering aspects of music. They don’t just use technology to make music. They invent the next generation of technologies that will revolutionize the industry.

Music Technology continues to grow as an industry every year, with job postings in the field growing by over 200% in the last decade. Our graduates work at companies creating the next generation of technology, such as Apple, Google, Bose, Dolby Labs, Moog, and Ableton.

Our B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students study music in the context of engineering, computing, and related disciplines at one of the foremost institutes for technological research in the world. Students at every level work directly alongside our professors to develop new technologies that redefine how we create, consume, and define music.

Undergraduate Opportunities

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Our students experience music from both a traditional and a technological perspective. They learn about music theory and music technology through scientific, engineering, and artistic lenses.They perform in traditional musical ensembles while they learn the engineering, computing, psychology, and design skills to envision new ways of creating, performing, and analyzing music.

Students can supplement their degree with specialized concentrations in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering, over 50 minors on campus, and a dual BS/MS degree program. Undergraduates can pursue a music or music technology minor. They also have the option of majoring in computational media to integrate music technology studies into a computer science degree.

Other Undergraduate Programs

Presently, we also offer the following undergraduate programs:

Bachelor of Science in Computational Media

A Computing degree integrated with Music Technology.

Music Minor

The minor consists of 15 credit hours customized to the specific area of music you're interested in.

Humanities Credits

Participating in one of our ensembles can earn you up to four hours of humanities credit.

Graduate Opportunities

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While learning the advanced technology that creates and delivers new music, our graduate students also conduct research in one of our labs, each dedicated to groundbreaking topics in Music Technology.

These topics include robotics, informatics, biomedical applications, signal processing, machine learning, and cognition. Because Georgia Tech is one of the foremost technological research institutions, we are able to offer our students the opportunity to take courses and collaborate on research projects in a variety of science and engineering disciplines.

Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. candidate Mike Winters conducts research with another student.

Our Ph.D. students focus on research, collaborating with faculty on topics such as interactive music, robotic musicianship, music information retrieval, mobile music, network music, and music education. They are taught to become thought leaders in their chosen field, and influence education and the industry.

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Video Series - Learning Sound Synthesis with VCV Rack

In this video series, Jason Freeman, Professor and Chair of the School of Music at Georgia Tech, introduces the fundamental concepts of sound synthesis.

The videos use VCV Rack, a free modular synthesis software program for Mac, Windows, and Linux computers.

A student sitting in front of a multi screen display demonstrating how he can make music using gestures with his project.

Spring Semester 2020 Student Showcase

Our students' learning environment shifted in the Spring Semester of 2020. Through distance learning and a creative approach, they found ways to make compelling music with remote projects that were completed from their homes.

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