The minor in digital music production is an interdisciplinary program that offers hands-on-experience in the increasingly relevant and sought after field of music technology. It provides students with a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of hardware and software tools for electronic music composition and performance as well as sound recording.
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The minor is open to all students across campus, thus welcoming music majors and non-majors alike. The latter will have to meet the following pre-requisites to enter the program:
Either complete MUS 210 (Music Theory for non majors) or test out of MUS 230 (Music Theory I).
The enrollment cap is set at 14 students yearly. If the number of applications exceeds that cap, an additional eligibility criteria will take place in the form of a personal interview.
The minor in DMP opens up a significant array of options, both professionally and academically, preparing students to enter the marketplace in the field of music recording and music production. The program also uniquely widens students' options for graduate studies in the area of electronic music composition and scoring for film and multimedia.
Core classes–12 cr (4 classes)
PHY 103 Understanding Sound
DMP 221 Introduction to Sound Recording and Reinforcement
DMP 350 Electronic Music Composition I
DMP 495 Final Project
Electives–9 cr (3 classes)
DMP 321 Recording Techniques
DMP 351 Electronic Music Composition II
DMP 450 Real Time Interactive Computer Music
COM 312 Basic Media Production
COM 328 Audio Production
COM 428 Advanced Audio Production