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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)

First Year


Subject Code

Course Title
Credits Credits
Sem. 1Sem. 2

Instrumental/Vocal Study 2 2
TH 111-112 Diatonic - Chromatic Harmony 2 2
TH 120-121 Elementary Ear Training I-II 2 2
MTH 112-122 Math for Technologists I-II 3 3
RPW 110 - 111 Rhetoric and Writing I-II 3 3
MUM 120 Intro to Arts Management 3 -
MUM 221 Arts Management: For Profit - 3
MPT 110 Fund. 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 Credits18.5 18.5

Second Year


Instrumental/Vocal Study 2 2
TH 210-211 Tonal Form — Post-Tonal Form 2 2
TH 220-221 Intermediate Ear Training I-II 2 2
APC 122-123 Piano-Keyboard Class2 2 2
ECT 111 Intro to Electricity & Electronics 4 -
ECT 121 DC & AC Electrical Fundamentals - 4
HLM 212 Music History: Perspectives on Music History3 -
HLM 213 Music History: Classicism to the Present-3
MUS 110, 111 Paranov Performance Hour .5 .5

Performing Organization 1 1
Total Credits16.5 16.5

Third Year

MPT 300-310 Music Production Technology I-II (lab) 4 4

Academic Electives 3 3
ES 562 Acoustics for Musicians 3 -
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 Credits17 17

Fourth Year

MPT 400-410 Music Production Techniques I-II (lab) 4 4
MPT 420 Music Production Special Project/Internship - 3
COM 470, 471 Composition Seminar 0 0

Professional Elective 3 3
HLM Music HistoryElective -3

Academic Elective 3-
AUC All-University Curriculum 3 3

Performing Organization 1 1
Total Credits14 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.

Note: MPT majors are required to maintain a GPA of 2.5 in their major courses and have active participation in departmental activities.

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