Jun 21, 2024  
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Music (Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies Emphasis Music Technology)

Total Credit Requirement - 125 credits


A student in the Professional Studies major can expect the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate effective use of professional recording studio technologies, including microphones, signal processing devices, analog and digital hardware, and DAW software in real world client-based situations.
  • Apply the fundamental theories of system design, analog and digital signal flow, audio troubleshooting, and event management to live sound production.
  • Build upon an historic understanding of electronic music production to create musical arrangements utilizing contemporary software technologies and compositional theories.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the post-production process and aesthetics of sound in video and film.
  • Develop an understanding of common music business practices with a focus on experiential and entrepreneurial activities.
  • Integrate industry-standard skills that incorporate audio, video, and web technologies for capturing, editing, and delivering digital content.

This degree is approved y the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). It is not accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Major Requirements:


Creative Media (must chose two courses from the following list):


*Minimum Grade of C required

**Minimum Grade of C- required

***Additional Fee Required

Signature Learning Requirements for BAPS Majors:

  • First Year Seminar (MUS 120 required for all music majors)
  • Reading and Writing 
  • Oral Communication  
  • Ethics   
  • Quantitative Reasoning *
  • Religion
  • Fine Arts - (fulfilled by major)
  • Social Science *
  • Cultural Pluralism *
  • Natural Science (Students must take a minimum of six (6) credit hours of Natural Science and the laboratory science requirement) *
  • Humanities
  • Global Systems  


*See Signature Learning  Pathways for a complete listing of applicable cognate courses.