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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts Technology, Media Arts Concentration (Curriculum C)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts Technology: Media Arts Concentration (Curriculum C) is designed for students who possess demonstrated interest in music technology, electronic music composition and performance, multimedia art forms, visual arts and technology, sound recording & production, or engineering.

Pre-college Preparation

Experience in producing integrated art forms using computer technology. Some experience in music theory, composition, mathematics, and still and moving imagery.

Curriculum

  • Seventeen credit hours in Performing Arts Technology courses including:
    • Freshman Seminar in the Media Arts
    • Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
    • Introduction to Computer Music
    • Computer Music Programming and Arranging
    • Sound Recording and Production I
    • Digital Music Ensemble or Electronic Chamber Music
  • Four Performing Arts Technology electives selected from:
    • Technical Ear Training and Critical Listening
    • Contemporary Practices in Studio Production I and II
    • Image, Sound, and Story
    • Practicum in Music and Sound for Film
    • Performance Systems
    • Interactive Media Design I and II
    • Digital Sound Synthesis
    • Contemporary Practices in Research and Scholarship
    • Business of Music
  • Four terms of music theory including the study of the structure of primarily tonal music through ear-training and sight-singing, written work in construction and composition, and musical analysis
  • Two courses in musicology exploring European and American music history, as well as the sounds and concepts of many world music traditions
  • Two terms of elementary piano study
  • One term of elementary music composition study
  • Non-music requirements including Math 105 or proficiency, the University’s two semester English writing requirement, one course in Computer Programming, Screen Arts and Culture: Aesthetics, two courses in Screen Arts and Culture: Production, one course in Visual Arts and Culture, one course in Still Imagery & Technology, one course in Computer Aided Design, Modeling or Animation
  • Senior Thesis
  • Engineering Concentration:  Minimum of twenty-five hours of Math/Engineering electives beyond those specified in the interdisciplinary core
  • Sonic Arts Concentration:  Minimum of twenty-five hours of Sonic Arts electives (any course in Music or Performing Arts Technology) beyond those specified in the interdisciplinary core
  • Visual Arts Concentration:  Minimum of twenty-five hours of electives beyond those specified in the listed requirements in Screen Arts and Cultures and Art & Design
  • Electives to complete a total of 120 credit hours

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Performing Arts Technology Course Descriptions

 

PAT Overview: faculty members describe the program and the variety of skills students gain.

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