Why Study Music Technology?

Do you want to make a career out of music? Study Music Technology and you’ll have the strongest foundation of professional skills needed to help you achieve that dream.

USF’s Music Technology program helps you start your dream job while you’re still studying. Our open studio policy and flexible concentrations shape your skills so you will be qualified for whatever job you want after gradation.

Personalize Your Education

All USF Music Technology students take a “core” of Music Technology courses. You learn topics like acoustics, human hearing, signal processing, and audio console signal flow. Plus, we provide unrestricted access to our studio – for class assignments and personal projects. It’s all part of helping you understand and appreciate everything that makes music happen.

Then, with the help of a professor, your personal advisor who will help you throughout your four years at USF, you get to customize your degree through concentrations and minors.

Music Technology Sales

The only concentration of its kind in the U.S., Music Technology Sales will prepare you to work for music retailers and production companies. You will develop a strong orientation for customer service and a passion for music technology. With a strong business component, this program will prepare you to become an effective sales engineer in the industry.

Recording, Engineering and Production

With a concentration in recording, engineering and production, you will learn the physics of sound and audio and how to produce music from concept to finished work. This concentration also covers live sound production and audio for media. Upon graduation, you will be able to pursue a career as a recording studio engineer or producer.

Audio for the Creative Arts

A concentration in audio for the creative arts will prepare you to apply audio technology and music production to various media including film, theatrical shows, commercial music, advertising and electronic new media. With this concentration, you will also be able to take classes in graphic design, advertising and communication to make you more competitive when you begin seeking jobs in this area.

But, is it right for me?

A degree in Music Technology may be right for you if you:

  • Enjoy working and connecting with diverse groups of people
  • Enjoy learning and using new technology
  • Delighted by the relationships between music and image

Skills You'll Obtain

Expertise in engineering and producing musical projects from conceptualization to final print, sale or download

Understanding of musical languages and knowledge to compose contemporary music styles

Ability to adapt to industry trends and market yourself in a dynamic field

Students have the freedom to focus on their personal career goals in terms of who they are as musicians, technicians, and creative artists. They have a very unique amount of access to the latest software and studio equipment compared to many other similar programs, and are encouraged to focus on the genres of music that they are most interested in.– Mark Everetts, Assistant Professor

Music Technology is Unique

Our students and faculty share what makes the University of Saint Francis Music Technology program unique.

After Graduation

USF and Sweetwater Sound share a unique partnership. All of the music technology graduates who wanted to work for Sweetwater Sound, currently work there. USF graduates make up the largest percentage of their employees. They’ve learned the quality of a USF education, and so they’re sure to notice your resume if you apply.

 

The technology skills we teach set you apart from people with traditional music degrees. Here are just a few of your options:

  • ADR/Foley Artist
  • Audio Educator
  • Audio Engineer
  • Audio for Video Engineer
  • Board Operator
  • Film Composer
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Location Recordist
  • Music Minister
  • Remote Broadcaster
  • Sales Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Technical Writer