Bachelors in Music – Music Technology

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Music with a concentration in Music Technology is designed to enable musicians to take advantage of computer technology and music production tools. Upon graduation, you will have the musical, analytical, and professional skills for a music production focused career. This is fast becoming a new and popular career path for technology-minded and creative individuals.

Why Music Technology at ACU?

In addition to a faculty to a rigorous and biblically-integrated curriculum, ACU’s Music Technology program offers several unique advantages:

  • ACU provides the comprehensive instruction needed to blend musician, artist, and technician into one capable role, a combination that is becoming a necessity for modern musicians
  • ACU’s faculty and the program will help you grow as an artist with the skills needed to produce and record music
  • Perform in ensemble bands each semester
  • Highly skilled and experienced faculty
  • 8:1 Student to Music Faculty Ratio
  • Internship at a recording studio
  • Programs emphasize a strong foundation in Theory, Sight Singing, Private Voice and Instrumental instruction
  • Focus on functional and forward-looking course content to equip graduates for real jobs in fast-changing culture

What will I study?

The Music Technology program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas will include:

  • Computer-Based Music Production
  • Digital Audio Workstations: Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Ableton
  • Mixing and Mastering
  • Music Producer
  • Recording Studio Techniques
  • MIDI Programing
  • Songwriting and Demo
  • Music Theory (co-requisites: Sight Singing/Dictation, Class Piano)
  • Private Lessons
  • Performance Ensembles: Chorale, Praise Bands, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Musical Theatre, Drumline

 

Career Paths

With a degree in Music Technology, graduates can pursue diverse careers including:

  • Music Producer
  • Music Director (MD)
  • Recording and Mix Engineer
  • Live Mix Engineer
  • Audio/Visual/Light Technician
  • Creative Arts Director
  • Songwriter
  • Music Arranger
  • Composer
  • Touring and Recording Artist
  • Band Member
  • Studio Musician
  • Worship Leader
  • Ministry

 

Department of Music

Arizona Christian University
Building 2000
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

  Phone:
(602) 489-5300

  Email:
[email protected]

Academic Major Courses

Core requirements accumulate to 30 credits, 15 credits of General Biblical and Theological Studies courses and 8 credits of foreign language courses. 3 credits of Upper Division Biblical and Theological Studies electives are required. Other major required courses are Applied Lessons (8 credits), Music – Chorale (4 credits) and Music – Conducting (3 credits).

CourseCourse NameCredits
MUP 101Class Piano I1
MUS 193Music Theory I3
MUS 194Sight Singing/Dictation I1
MUP 201Class Piano II1
MTE 220Computer Based Music Production3
MUS 293Music Theory II3
MUS 294Sight Singing/Dictation II1
MUP 301Class Piano III1
MUS 342Music History & Literature II3
MUP 360Junior Recital1
MUS 393Music Theory III3
MUS 394Sight Singing/Dictation III1
MUP 401Class Piano IV1
MUS 493Music Theory IV3
MUS 494Sight Singing/Dictation IV1
MUS 490Music Capstone3
ML_ 111Applied Lessons: _________________8
MEC 100Chorale4
Choose OneMED 315 Instrumental Conducting *
MED 316 Choral Conducting *
MTC 331 Choral Arranging & Conducting ◊
3
MTE 221Music Production with Logic Pro2
MTE 222Music Production with Ableton Live2
MTE 223Music Production with Pro Tools2
MTE 330Mixing and Mastering3
MTE 440Music Producer3
MTE 441Recording Studio Techniques3
ME_ 100/ MUP 371Music Ensemble: MEA, MEC, MEF, MEJ, MEL, MEP, MER, MES, MEV, or MUP 3712
___ ___Advisor Approved Music Elective2
 

Checksheets

At Arizona Christian, we structure our programs to effectively prepare students to transform culture in their workplace. Our checksheets are annual guides that support students along the path toward graduation.

Campus

Faculty

Our professors are experts in their respective fields and passionate about the subjects they teach; they challenge, and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are encouraged to think critically and analyze what they learn in the classroom thoroughly. These are some of the professors you will work closely with:

Gerald Fercho

Music Department Chair

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Dr. Kira Rugen

Director of Choral Studies

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Martha Irvine

Vocal Instructor

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Meghan Ruel

Strings Director

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Libbie Kent

Associate Professor

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Juliana Witt

Piano Instructor

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Hunter Womble

Vocal Instructor

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