The Audio and Recording Technology (ART) concentration allows students to specialize in the growing field of music technology and recording arts. Students in this field have interests in learning more about how music technology intersects with the field of music. Those accepted will enjoy working with professional music studios, software, and equipment, learn from nationally recognized audio engineers and composers, and explore concepts associated with acoustics, music business, and recording technology. The degree culminates with an internship program to place students in studios for real-world experience.
As a Bachelor of Arts degree, it can be a stand alone major for practicing musicians. This degree also can be paired with another music degree. The program is balanced between required coursework in music technology, but also contains 31 credits of free electives to allow students to combine interests with other fields of study at EIU, such as Digital Media, Television and Video production, to name a few. Click here to view a check list of courses and a suggested four-year course sequence.
Students applying for this concentration will need to complete an audition for admission, similar to that of students applying to all other music degree programs. Guidelines for auditions are contained on the Department of Music website at: http://www.eiu.edu/music/auditions_guidelines.php.
For additional information contact Music Technology and Composition faculty member Dr. Brad Decker.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Music: Audio and Recording Technology Concentration
Completion time: 4 years
Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Music