Music Technology

About the music technology major

Curriculum in the music technology program reflects the need for a blend of music and technology in today’s professional world. Some students enter the program with experience working with music hardware and software; however, they could benefit from improved musical skills and knowledge to best utilize the technology. Employers will expect you to have excellent skills using music technology since it pervades every aspect of music product development, studio recording, and commercial music, including the classical music world. This major allows for a variety of academic and musical backgrounds, some demonstrating strong math and computing skills and others with exceptional musical talents.

Skills and abilities this major develops: musical knowledge and ability, use of several computer systems and software, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, manual dexterity, and communication skills.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Applied music
  • Music ensemble
  • Music history
  • Music technology
  • Music theory
  • Psychology of music

Possible careers

  • Audio engineer
  • A/V equipment technician
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Production artist
  • Project engineer
  • Recording/sound specialist

Where could I work?

  • Hancock County School Corporation
  • IU Indianapolis Music Academy
  • Launchpad LLP
  • Midwest Studios
  • Sam Ash Music

Arts, Humanities, and Human Services Cluster

This major is part of the Arts, Humanities, and Human Services (AHHS) cluster. The AHHS cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in art and design, education, general studies, journalism, liberal arts, and social work. The AHHS cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools. 

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