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Music Technology, M.S.

Enhance musical experiences in the entertainment industry, education, and therapy through mechanical applications. Gain the skills you need to take the next steps of your career with the IU Online Master of Science in Music Technology.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 30

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $515.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $681.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

The IU Online Master of Science in Music Technology exposes you to coursework in computer-based music technology, multimedia and interactive design, and multimedia production techniques. Acquire skills in designing software, in authoring tools and languages, in applying multimedia concepts, and in managing technology facilities and projects.

The curriculum covers the creative application of multimedia technology to video, audio, and graphic production of arts and educational materials. You’ll have the opportunity to complete either an internship in arts technology or a major arts technology project. 

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

To be accepted to the M.S. in Music Technology, you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Evidence of substantial previous work in creative and/or technical areas related to music technology

To apply to the M.S. in Music Technology, submit:

  • Online graduate application
  • Contact details for three faculty members or professional references
  • Portfolio comprising of online audio/video content demonstrating musical, computational, or other work related to music technology (minimum of 3 samples)
  • Official transcripts TOEFL or IELTS scores (international students)

Your IU Online M.S. in Music Technology prepares you for such careers as:

  • Producer 
  • Audio engineer 
  • Studio manager 
  • Sound technician 
  • Live sound engineer 
  • Mixed media specialist 
  • Studio designer 
  • Music editor 
  • Broadcast engineer 
  • Production assistant 

As a graduate of the program, you will be equipped to work in education or in the industry as a member of computer-based training, computer-based education, multimedia design, and/or interactive technology teams.

To graduate with the M.S. in Music Technology, you must complete 30 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Music technology core courses (18 credit hours) 
  • Cognate courses (6 credit hours) 
  • Elective courses (6 credit hours)

Core Classes for the MS in Music Technology
Course Number Course Name Credits

MUS-N 512

Foundations of Music Production

3 Credits

MUS-N 513

Principles of Music Technology

3 Credits

MUS-N 514

Music Technology Methods

3 Credits

MUS-N 515

Multimedia Design Application in the Arts

3 Credits

MUS-N 516

Advanced Interactive Design Applications in the Arts

3 Credits

MUS-N 517

Internship in Arts Technology

3 Credits

MUS-N 518

Arts Technology Development Project

3 Credits

MUS-N 519

Digital Sound Design for Multimedia I

3 Credits

MUS-N 520

Digital Sound Design for Multimedia II

3 Credits

MUS-N 521

Research Methods in Music and Multimedia

3 Credits

MUS-N 522

Techniques for Music Performance, Teaching, and Production at a Distance

3 Credits

MUS-N 523

Historical Foundations of Music Technology

3 Credits

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