Mar 02, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Recording Arts Emphasis, Audition Track, Music BS


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The recording arts emphasis focuses on contemporary analog and digital technology as it is used in music recording, sound reinforcement and media applications (Internet, video games, interactive art installations, etc.). While mastering technology skills and formats, musicians also study the artistic and aesthetic applications of technology to recording, reinforcement, composition and performance.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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  • The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Music has a competitive application process. Please refer to the Department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies website for detailed guidelines and information.
  • Students who wish to pursue the recording arts emphasis, audition track, are required to pass an entrance audition on their primary instrument or voice as part of the departmental application process, and to pass varying levels of performance proficiency as part of the curriculum. Students must also gain admission to the recording arts emphasis before being able to take any of the upper-division (3000/4000 level) recording arts course work. Please see the recording arts website and contact the College of Arts & Media at for further information and any updates.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. To earn a BS in Music, students must complete musicianship courses, Music & Entertainment Industry Studies core courses and requirements from one of the four emphasis areas: performance, singer/songwriter, music business or recording arts. 
  2. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required for each course applied toward a College of Arts & Media major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower will not fulfill a major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of P is acceptable for courses in which the only grade available is Pass or Fail.