Master of Music in Music Technology – Film Music Technology Emphasis Online

Follow your passion, expand your technology acumen and build a strong portfolio for employers with the Master of Music in Music Technology – Film Music Technology Emphasis.

Apply by: 12/26/22
Start class: 1/9/23

Program Overview

Dive into the online Film Music Program at SUU

Total Tuition: $12,900
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours: 30

Continue your musical journey and acquire valuable expertise in film music technology with the Southern Utah University online Master of Music in Music Technology – Film Music Technology Emphasis online. This fully online program provides practical, ready-to-apply knowledge for the unique skill of pairing music to film.

You will learn specific collaboration skills specialized to film projects, such as the craft of reading and understanding the drama in a scene. Coursework includes a thorough understanding of the software used to sync music to visual images, an in-depth study of sample based virtual instruments and their manipulation through Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), preparation for a scoring/recording session and project completion in a remote work environment.

At SUU, you will benefit from professional feedback, group experience with other musicians and enjoy networking with professors. Learn from experienced, award-winning faculty with industry relevant expertise and build your portfolio for future endeavors. Completion of a capstone project highlights the skills you have mastered during the program.

In this online film music technology program, you will:

  • Learn specific collaboration skills that are unique to film projects, the software used to sync music to picture, and the craft of reading and understanding the drama in a scene
  • Understand how to command a digital audio workstation
  • Notate music using software
  • Learn to record, edit and produce video for performance and promotional needs
  • Be able to set up, engineer and run live sound for events
  • Learn how to use current, in-practice technology in the entertainment industry today
  • Master the craft of coupling music to film and picture
  • Be equipped to work in music departments on film and television projects as musicians, composers, music editors and more
  • Learn specific collaboration skills that are unique to film projects, the software used to sync music to picture, and the craft of reading and understanding the drama in a scene
  • Understand how to command a digital audio workstation
  • Notate music using software
  • Learn to record, edit and produce video for performance and promotional needs
  • Be able to set up, engineer and run live sound for events
  • Learn how to use current, in-practice technology in the entertainment industry today
  • Master the craft of coupling music to film and picture
  • Be equipped to work in music departments on film and television projects as musicians, composers, music editors and more

Careers in Film and Music:

  • Music Director
  • Music Producer
  • Music Editor
  • Studio Recording Musician
  • Studio Engineer
  • Film Music Composer
  • Music Director
  • Music Producer
  • Music Editor
  • Studio Recording Musician
  • Studio Engineer
  • Film Music Composer

Accreditation

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The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Also available:

SUU offers several areas of emphasis in our Master of Music in Music Technology online degree programs. View all of our areas of emphasis here.

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Total Tuition: $12,900
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours: 30

Accreditation

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Southern Utah University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).*

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Tuition

Learn more about our affordable tuition

SUU provides the opportunity to earn an online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition, which includes all fees.

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $430
Total Tuition: $12,900*

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MMMT Film Music Technology Emphasis $430 $1,290 $12,900

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $430
Total Tuition: $12,900

Calendar

Our course schedule is designed for flexibility

The M.M. Music Technology – Film Music Technology Emphasis is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Now Enrolling

Next Apply Date: 12/26/22
Next Class Start Date: 1/9/23
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring I1/9/2312/26/221/2/231/4/231/9/232/26/23
Spring II3/6/232/20/232/27/233/1/233/6/234/27/23

Now Enrolling

Next Apply Date: 12/26/22
Next Class Start Date: 1/9/23

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Admissions

Steps to being admitted into our online Film Music Technology program

At SUU, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the M.M. Music Technology – Film Music Technology Emphasis online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Portfolio Samples

*Students with a minimum GPA of 2.7 overall or in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate may be considered for conditional admission but will not be eligible for graduate assistantships. Additionally, conditional admission is no guarantee of subsequent full admission.


A bachelor’s degree in music is preferred or the applicant must show equivalent experience within their resume and music portfolio.

Cumulative GPA requirement

Cumulative undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 or in the last 60 credit hours (whichever is higher).

Portfolio samples

Audio or video recording samples showing current skill level as a performer, composer and/or technologist as links to SoundCloud, YouTube or other acceptable media pages (submitted through online application).

Transcripts

Please submit official transcripts from the college/university in which a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution was obtained.

  • Applicants who have graduated from SUU do not need to submit a transcript
  • International transcripts must include a transcript evaluation from a third-party service such as SpanTran or WES showing that the degree is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree

Official transcripts must be mailed or emailed directly from the granting institution(s) to:

Email address:
[email protected]

Mailing address:
Admissions Office
Southern Utah University
PO Box 8008
Cedar City, Utah 84720

Courses

Film Music Masters Online Degree Courses

The M.M. Music Technology – Film Music Technology Emphasis online curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hours) including 18 credit hours of core courses and 12 credit hours in your selected area of emphasis.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An orientation and introduction to graduate study in music at Southern Utah University, focusing on program technology requirements, current readings and trends in music technology, techniques of scholarly writing, and the application of the student's personal experiences, opportunities, and ambitions as related to their anticipated career and life objectives within the music industry. The course also introduces various types of computer technology and audio hardware and its application to music, MIDI sequencing, digital recording, and hardware associated with recording. **FIXED FIRST COURSE FOR ALL MMMT STUDENTS.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A survey of the technical characteristics and performance of each component of audio recording and the recording studio. Topics include studio electronics and signal flow, computer-based digital recording and editing, recording console operations, microphone usage and placement, signal processing, and the role of the audio engineer.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an in-depth study of the digital audio recording studio and its operations as it relates to the artistic, technical and business elements of the music industry. It is designed to build on concepts learned in MUSC 6323 and to help prepare students to work as studio technicians and engineers. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 6323 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An advanced formal analysis of famous film scores past and present that focuses on the ways film cues support, interact with, and enhance the scene on screen. Students will learn and use theory and vocabulary specific to film analysis, analyze film cues in depth, and share their analyses with their peers.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A focus on music technology tools, platforms and services used by the modern music entrepreneur. Study topics include office technology, copyright/licensing services, royalty collection services, distribution platforms, multi-user project platforms, and the impact, both positive and negative, that technology has had on the music business. Additional focus on using online tools and social media to establish a presence and a following of fans for the promotion of their career.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The capstone project is the culminating experience in the Master of Music degrees, demonstrating mastery and synthesis of knowledge and skills learned in the program. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 6913 or MUSC 6943 or MUSC 6953 or MUSC 6963 or Program Director permission. Prerequisite Min. Grade: C- **FIXED LAST COURSE FOR ALL MMMT STUDENTS.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the creation of realistic, electronically produced mockups of orchestral compositions. Students will make an in-depth study of sample based virtual instruments and their manipulation through Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI). Emphasis will be placed on achieving realism by controlling various MIDI parameters. This course is an elective of the Master of Music in Music Technology degree program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to the technology and techniques used to compose music for film, video, and TV, such as reading/scoring the dramatic arc of a scene, creating professional MIDI mock-ups, mixing audios, interacting and communicating effectively with a director, and budgeting. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 6603
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course relies heavily on group project work with peers in the class. Students will prepare for a scoring session/recording session, and carry out the recording project in a completely remote work environment. Each student will have the opportunity to participate in multiple projects sequentially, and to fill a role of the personnel in a film production’s music department (i.e. composer, MIDI orchestrator, music mixer, music editor, etc.).
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A prerequisite to the Capstone Project Presentation (MUSC 6973) that helps students in the Film Music Technology track identify their capstone project, complete a section of their supporting research paper each week, and work on the assets in their creative capstone project.

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