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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A degree in Music Technology may be right for you if you:
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
Our students and faculty share what makes the University of Saint Francis Music Technology program unique.
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: