The Audio and Recording Technology (ART) concentration allows students to specialize in the growing field of music technology and recording arts. Students in this field have interests in learning more about how music technology intersects with the field of music. Those accepted will enjoy working with professional music studios, software, and equipment, learn from nationally recognized audio engineers and composers, and explore concepts associated with acoustics, music business, and recording technology. The degree culminates with an internship program to place students in studios for real-world experience

As a Bachelor of Arts degree, it can be a stand alone major for practicing musicians. This degree also can be paired with another music degree. The program is balanced between required coursework in music technology, but also contains 31 credits of free electives to allow students to combine interests with other fields of study at EIU, such as Digital Media, Television and Video production, to name a few. Click here to view a check list of courses and a suggested four-year course sequence

Students applying for this concentration will need to complete an audition for admission, similar to that of students applying to all other music degree programs. Guidelines for auditions are contained on the Department of Music website here

For additional information contact Music Technology and Composition faculty member Dr. Brad Decker

Music Core Courses Audio and Recording Technology Courses:
Fall of Odd Semesters (Fall 2021, 2023) Spring of Even Years (Spring 2022,2024)
Fall of Even Semesters (Fall 2022, 2024) Spring of Odd Semesters (Spring 2023, 2025)
EIU Recording Studio Control Room
The EIU Electronic Music Studio
*The above information is designed for advising purposes only and is not intended to serve as the final or official determination of program requirements. Please consult the EIU undergraduate catalog for additional program information and/or requirements.*
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