Bachelor of Science in Music Technology

Study contemporary recording arts, digital audio, and scoring for film and video games with the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Music Technology in Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. This 124-credit undergraduate degree is ideal for those students who are interested in all aspects of audio and sound recording, scoring, sound synthesis, and more. The Music Technology BS prepares students for the music industry’s many fields, including film, live events, music, television and video games.

As a Music Technology major, you'll gain a solid foundation in all aspects of music technology, which include scoring for games, multimedia projects, sound recording and editing, analog and digital sound synthesis. Technology courses investigate the fundamentals of

  • analog and modular synthesizers;
  • musical applications;
  • scoring for digital media, film and video games; and  
  • recording and editing.

Later in your studies, you’ll be able to focus on your particular interests and specialize your degree within the discipline. Elective courses in many areas of study allow you to further explore your interests. The Music Studies Department is small, and faculty members mentor and guide you throughout your time in the Music Technology BS program and with career opportunities after graduation. See our suggested academic plan for the Music Technology Major program.

Collaborate on your creative projects solo or with fellow classmates in Temple’s state-of the-art facilities, including fully equipped music recording, editing and mixing rooms, all with surround sound. Learn more about the university’s audio and recording facilities.

    Classes & Curriculum 

    In this academic degree program, some of your courses will include

    • Analog and Modular Sound Synthesis;
    • Orchestration;
    • Scoring for Film and Digital Media;
    • Scoring and Audio Design for Video Games; and
    • Sound Recording.

    Learn more about required and elective courses for the Music Technology Major.

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    You can focus on Music Technology or you can take one of the following concentrations.

    • Interdisciplinary Studies

      Enhance your ability to use technology for creative expression through specialized coursework within the music technology field. Learn foundational pedagogical concepts of computer programming and computation thinking, all within a musical context. Gain familiarity with concepts of sound and image synthesis and an enhanced awareness of the acoustical bases of music.

    Two students set up microphones for a music recording session.

    Tuition & Fees

    In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

    Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

    These tuition costs apply to the 2022–2023 academic year.

    Pennsylvania resident: $19,776.00 per year
    Out-of-state: $34,704.00 per year


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