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Undergraduate: Music and Technology

  • Program Overview

    Music and Technology (MTX)

    The minor in Music and Technology is designed to provide students interested in music, media, and digital technology and the arts, with a foundation specific to the latest developments in music and technology along with a basic background in the history and theory of music. Students in other majors who have interdisciplinary interests will find this minor valuable as preparation for further studies dealing with the arts and culture and media.

  • Degrees and Requirements

    Music and Technology (MTX)

    The minor in Music and Technology is designed to provide students interested in music, media, and digital technology and the arts, with a foundation specific to the latest developments in music and technology along with a basic background in the history and theory of music. Students in other majors who have interdisciplinary interests will find this minor valuable as preparation for further studies dealing with the arts and culture. Less rigorous than the music major, the minor is not intended to prepare students for advanced study or professional work in music. This track requires a minimum of 20 credits.

    1. Basics: 

    • MUS 119 Elements of Music, or MUS 130 Sound Structures
    • CDT 208 Introduction to Art and Technology

    Note: Students well-versed in music notation and basic theory (demonstrated by the MUS 119 challenge examination) should take MUS 130 Sound Structures.

    2. General:

    • One course chosen from the following: MUS 101, MUS 105
    • and one from the following
      • MUS 301-314
      • MUS 320

    3. Specific:

    • MUS 341 Sound Design plus
    • one course chosen from the following:
      • CDT 317 Interactive Media
      • CDT 318 Movie Making
      • MUS 344 Audio Engineering
      • CDT 450 Topics in Computational Arts

    4. Performance: two semesters of one or more of the following:

    • MUS 261 Stony Brook Chorale
    • MUS 262 University Orchestra
    • MUS 263 University Wind Ensemble
    • MUS 264 Jazz Ensemble
    • MUS 267 Jazz Combo
    • MUS 268 Marching Band
    • MUS 269 Intro to African Drumming
    • MUS 270 Advanced African Drumming
    • MUS 271 Stony Brook Camerata
    • MUS 391 Chamber Music

    (all of the above are by audition only – please note that most instrumental lessons require a co-requisite of an ensemble – please see course descriptions)

    5. In lieu of two semesters (2 credits) of performance ensemble, a student may take an additional course from #2 or #3 above or MUS 315.

    6. If a Music major wants to also do a minor in Music and Technology he/she must undertake a relevant independent project under faculty supervision, taken as a 3 credit CDT 487 Independent Project.

  • Sequence
  • Contact

    Music and Technology Studies (MTX)

    Minor in Music and Technology Studies

    Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences

    Chairperson: Perry Goldstein

    Director of Undergraduate Studies: Deborah Heckert

    Undergraduate Secretary: Germaine Berry

    Office: 3304 Staller Center for the Arts

    Phone: (631) 632-7330

    Web address: http://www.sunysb.edu/music

     

     

     

     

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