Programs Bachelor of Science in Music – Concentration in Music Technology - Arizona Christian University

Bachelor of Science in Music – Concentration in Music Technology


The Bachelor of Science in Music with concentration in Music Technology is designed for modern musicians to take advantage of computer technology and music production tools. Students will acquire 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?

With highly qualified Christian Faculty teaching biblically-integrated curriculum, ACU’s Music program offers several unique advantages:

  • Technology based classes with practical “hands-on” instruction to develop musical and technical skills into self producing Artist
  • Program focus toward skills needed to produce and record music
  • Faculty mentorship on recording projects
  • ACU provides practical experience playing and performing in small and large ensembles each semester
  • Highly skilled and experienced faculty
  • 8:1 Student to Music Faculty Ratio
  • Students have access to recording and production facilities
  • Opportunity for Internship at a recording studio
  • ACU music programs emphasize a strong foundation in music theory, sight-singing, private voice and instrumental instruction
  • Practical course content combined with trending industry practices
  • Preparing graduates for real jobs in continually changing culture

    What will I study?

    The Music Technology program includes an innovative CORE General Studies program with integrated Biblical Studies minor. This unique program embraces a Biblical worldview of the Liberal Arts and prepares students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas and courses will include:

    • Computer-Based Music Production
    • Digital Audio Workstations: Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Ableton LIVE
    • 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, String Ensemble, 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 (FOH)
      • Audio/Visual/Light Technician
      • Creative Arts Director
      • Songwriter
      • Music Arranger
      • Composer
      • Touring and Recording Artist
      • Band Member
      • Studio Musician
      • Worship Leader
      • Ministry


        Music Technology


        Career Paths


        Department of Music

        Arizona Christian University
        Building 2500
        1 W. Firestorm Way
        Glendale, AZ 85306

        (602) 489-5300

        [email protected]

        Academic Major Courses

        Core requirements: 30 credits
        General Biblical and Theological Studies: 15 credits
        Upper Division Bible and Theological Studies electives: 3 credits
        Science w/lab: 8 credits
        Music Core w/Applied Lessons: 45 credits
        Music Concentration – Music Technology: 19 credits
        Free Electives: 6 credits

        Total: 126 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 ◊
        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