• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    30
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $404.25
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $1224.00

Music Technology, MSMT

Master of Science in Music Technology

Music technology uses modern mechanical applications to enhance musical experience. This knowledge is used in many fields, including the entertainment industry, education, and therapy.

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. You also complete either an internship in arts technology or a major arts technology project. You acquire skills in designing software, in authoring tools and languages, in applying multimedia concepts, and in managing technology facilities and projects. The curriculum establishes the creative application of multimedia technology to video, audio, and graphic production of arts and educational materials.

Your IU Online MSMT 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.

Degree Requirements 

To graduate with the MSMT, 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) 

Courses

Elective
  • MUS-N 512Foundations of Music Productions3 Credits
  • MUS-N 513Principles of Music Technology3 Credits
  • MUS-N 514Music Technology Methods3 Credits
  • MUS-N 515Multimedia Design Application in the Arts3 Credits
  • MUS-N 516Advanced Interactive Design Applications in the Arts3 Credits
  • MUS-N 517 Internship in Arts Technology3 Credits
  • MUS-N 518 Arts Technology Development Project3 Credits
  • MUS-N 519 Digital Sound Design for Multimedia I3 Credits
  • MUS-N 520 Digital Sound Design for Multimedia II3 Credits
  • MUS-N 521 Research Methods in Music and Multi-media 3 Credits
  • MUS-N 522Techniques for Music Performance, Teaching, and Production at a Distance3 Credits
  • MUS-N 523 Historical Foundations of Music Technology3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $404.25
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1212.75
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1224.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3672.00
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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