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Music Production & Technology


The Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree in Music Production and Technology trains musicians to become music production professionals (i.e. recording, mixing, mastering engineers). Musicianship training has played an essential role for many, if not most, successful producers. Through study in music, electronics and acoustics, Hartt students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the professional audio industry.

In the third year each student joins a production team of two or three MPT majors whose assignments guide them through the learning and application of the tools of the modern recording studio. In the fourth year each team produces a full-length cd project. The team follows the  project through from pre-production to recording, mixing, editing and mastering. The senior project becomes a valuable tool for job seeking.

Another outlet for students to develop technique and gain more experience within the studio environment is the Hartt Recording Studio. Providing recording services to any Hartt student, staff, or faculty member as well as outside clients, the studio is staffed by Music Production and Technology majors. Students are encouraged from the time they enter The Hartt School to be actively involved  participants with the production studio.

The department maintains two well-equipped professional studios.  For more information please visit the Music Production and Technology department website .



Major in Music Production and Technology 
(135 credits)

MPT 300-310Music Production Technology I-II (lab)44

First Year


Subject Code

Course Title
Credits Credits
Sem. 1 Sem. 2
Instrumental/Vocal Study 2 2
TH 111-112 Diatonic1/Chromatic Harmony 2 2
TH 120-121 Elementary Ear Training I-II 2 2
MTH 112-122 Precalculus for Engineering Technology I-II 3 3
WRT 110-111 Academic Writing I-II 3 3
MUM 120 Introduction to Arts Management 3 -
MUM 221 Arts Management: For Profit - 3
MPT 110 Fundamentals of Music Production 2 -
MPT 210 Practicum in Music Production - 2
HLM 020 Information Literacy in the Performing Arts 0 -
MUS 110-111 Paranov Performance Hour .5 .5
Performing Organization 1 1
Total Credits 18.5 18.5

Second Year

Instrumental/Vocal Study 2 2
TH 210-211 Tonal/Post-Tonal Form and Analysis 2 2
TH 220-221 Intermediate Ear Training I-II 2 2
APC 122-123 Piano Keyboard Class2 2 2
MPT 300-310 Music Production Technology I-II 4 4
HLM 212 Perspectives on Music History 3 -
HLM 213 Romanticism to the Present - 3
MUS 110-111 Paranov Performance Hour .5 .5
Performing Organization 1 1
Total Credits 16.5 16.5

Third Year

Academic electives 3 3
ES 262 Introduction to Acoustics 3 -
ECT 111-121 DC/AC Electrical Fundamentals for Engineering Technology 4 4
COM 462 Music Technology II - 3
MPT 305-315 Electronics for Music Systems I & II 3 3
AUC All-University Curriculum 3 3
Performing Organization 1 1
Total Credits 17 17

Fourth Year

MPT 400-410 Music Production Techniques I-II  4 4
MPT 420 Music Production Special Project/Internship - 3
COM 470-471 Composition Seminar 0 0
Professional elective3 3 3
HLM Music History elective - 3
Academic elective 3 -
AUC All-University Curriculum 3 3
Performing Organization 1 1
Total Credits 14 17

1Enrollment dependent on placement exam.
2If this requirement is waived, alternate course work must be chosen in consultation with an advisor to make up equivalent credits.
3Students may choose from the list provided or seek the approval of the program chair for other courses to fulfill this requirement.

Professional Elective Options

Electronic music:
COM 466 - Introduction to computer Music
Business:
AC 210 - Financial Accounting
AC 211 - Managerial Accounting
MKT 310 - Introduction to Marketing
Media/Broadcast:
CMM 110 - Communication in the Digital Age
CMM 150 - Introduction to Film
CMM 240 - Introduction to Media
CMM 242 - Introduction to Radio and Audio
CMM 244 - Introduction to Television Production
CMM 281 - Introduction to Multimedia
Audio Technology/Electronics:
AUD 362 - Audio Systems Integration
ECT 122 - Introduction to Digital Devices for Engineering Technology
ECT 231 - Solid-State Fundamentals for Engineering Technology
ECT 241 - Analog Devices and Circuits for Engineering Technology
ECT 352 - RF Communications for Engineering Technology

Note: Music Production and Technology majors should refer to the Hartt Undergraduate Handbook for updated grade requirements for this major.

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