Master of Music in Music Technology - Studio Technology Emphasis Online

Take your passion for sound to the next level with the Master of Music in Music Technology – Studio Technology Emphasis. This 100 percent online program is designed to teach you to use technology platforms in video, gaming and live event sound production. This degree is beneficial to anyone wanting to take advantage of the tremendous growth in this industry.

Apply by: 10/5/22
Start class: 10/19/22

Program Overview

Explore the online M.M. Music Technology - Studio Technology Emphasis at SUU

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

Take your passion for sound to the next level with the Master of Music in Music Technology – Studio Technology Emphasis. This 100 percent online program is designed to teach you to use technology platforms in video, gaming and live event sound production. This degree is beneficial to anyone wanting to take advantage of the tremendous growth in this industry.

In this program, you will study scoring the dramatic arc of a scene, creating professional Musical Instrumental Digital Interface (MIDI) orchestrations, audio mixing of a final product for delivery, effective interaction with non-musicians, the use of software sound editing platforms, and more. You will have the opportunity to choose between additional courses related to studio technology or interactive entertainment technology used for gaming.

Learn alongside creative peers and experienced faculty committed to high-level learning and collaboration and graduate with a solid portfolio to help you stand out in the crowd. You’ll also complete a capstone project demonstrating mastery and synthesis of skills gained in the program.

In this program, you will:

  • Study the creation of realistic, electronically produced mockups of orchestral compositions and make an in-depth study of sample-based virtual instruments and their manipulation through MIDI
  • Explore the history and development of electronic music, synthesis, sampling and MIDI
  • Study theory analysis of electronic, popular, commercial and film music from the development of electronic music to the present
  • Study the creation of realistic, electronically produced mockups of orchestral compositions and make an in-depth study of sample-based virtual instruments and their manipulation through MIDI
  • Explore the history and development of electronic music, synthesis, sampling and MIDI
  • Study theory analysis of electronic, popular, commercial and film music from the development of electronic music to the present

This program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Music Producer
  • Audio Visual Specialist
  • Studio Engineer
  • Studio Manager
  • Audio Programmer
  • Media and Event Support Specialist
  • Music Producer
  • Audio Visual Specialist
  • Studio Engineer
  • Studio Manager
  • Audio Programmer
  • Media and Event Support Specialist

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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SUU offers several areas of emphasis in our 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

NASM logo

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

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Tuition

Our affordable tuition can be paid as you go

SUU offers students the opportunity to earn their 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
M.M.M.T. – Studio Technology Emphasis $430 $1,290 $12,900

Tuition Breakdown

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

Calendar

View the important dates for our students

The M.M. Music Technology – Studio 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: 10/5/22
Next Class Start Date: 10/19/22
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer II7/5/226/21/226/28/226/30/227/5/228/21/22
Fall I8/31/228/17/228/24/228/26/228/31/2210/16/22
Fall II10/19/2210/5/2210/12/2210/14/2210/19/2212/11/22
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
Summer I5/15/235/1/235/8/235/10/235/15/237/2/23
Summer II7/5/236/21/236/28/236/30/237/5/238/20/23
Fall I8/30/238/16/238/23/238/25/238/30/2310/15/23
Fall II10/18/2310/4/2310/11/2310/13/2310/18/2312/15/23

Now Enrolling

Next Apply Date: 10/5/22
Next Class Start Date: 10/19/22

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Admissions

Check our admissions requirements for the M.M. Music Technology - Studio Technology Emphasis

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 – Studio 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

View the online M.M. Music Technology - Studio Technology Emphasis degree plan

The M.M. Music Technology – Studio 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 chosen 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 is a survey course dealing with a wide variety of topics related to live sound including knowledge of sound systems, review of audio fundamentals, and sound propagation in various acoustic environments. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 6323 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Instruction in theory analysis of electronic, popular, commercial and film music, linking each theory practice with the art or artists throughout popular music history. Using concepts derived from the analysis, students will compose original works in the style or genre under review in each module. The focus will be on analysis and composition within the context of Popular Music History. Specific artists, groups, festivals and technologies will be studied along with their impact on their time as well as current trends.
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 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
This course is a continuation of concepts learned in MUSC 6303. The course covers the components of a typical sound system including loudspeakers, loudspeaker management, analog and digital mixing consoles, inboard and outboard effects, microphones, monitors and general stage setup. This course also touches on venue acoustics, basic aesthetics of live sound mixing, and working with clients (promoters, stage managers, and musicians on stage) as well as technicians. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 6333
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A brief study of the history and development of electronic music, synthesis, sampling and MIDI (Musical Instrumental Digital Interface) and the use of sequencing in a Digital Audio Workstation to score for pictures. Students do not need to consider themselves composers to succeed in this course. Concepts to be studied include reading and scoring the dramatic arc of a scene, creation of professional MIDI mockups, file types and proper deliverables, effective interaction and communication with a director, spotting, and use of software sound editing platforms. Students will also learn how to work within the confines of a package deal budget, the most common type of compensation they will encounter in the industry.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to help students prepare their Capstone Project, which is the culminating experience of the major. Topics include research, development, implementation, and completion of the Capstone Project. This project should show synthesis of skills learned in the program, as well as application to students’ artistic/professional experience and ambitions in the music industry. The final presentation of the Capstone Project takes place in MUSC 6973.

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