If you have an interest in learning more about music technology,
we invite you to check out our program! There are many exciting
things available for you to learn about the rapidly changing world
of music technology. The Department of Music and the Department of Informatics collaborate on two
major programs (Bachelor of Arts in Music: Music Technology or INT emphasis in music production) and a minor
program. We also have room in our courses for students who want
to add value to other degree programs by taking one of our core
courses listed below. Ask about
which course is best for you.
INT 140 Introduction to Electronic Media
(3) This course presents an overview of the operations and history
of the radio and television industry and its evolution to new media.
It surveys contemporary media communication, strategy, industry
issues, and policy issues. It also provides an introduction to the
impact of the convergence of technologies in the electronic media.
INT 348 Beginning Audio Production
(3) The study of audio production and the integration of technology-based
techniques for the purpose of designing, implementing, and producing
effective and attractive audio presentations. Course material is
targeted toward information networking and communication majors
or those disciplines which utilize electronic media as communication
INT 658 Law of Cyberspace
(3) An in-depth examination of key legal issues central to the Internet.
This course examines Internet operational issues such as copyright
and fair use of images, text, video, and audio, domain name registration,
trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and ISP liability. It examines
regulation of the Internet and key criminal and civil rights issues
such as email access, pornography, and hacking. It also examines
important e-commerce concepts such as digital signatures, on-line
contracts, and shrink-wrap contracts. Requisites: PR, POLS 602,
POLS 320 or GBUS 204, or PERM.
MUS 678 Seminar in Music Technology I
(3) This course exposes the student to history of music technology,
basic acoustics, analog and digital sound recording, MIDI sequencing,
and digital sound synthesis. Requisites: PR, INT 140 and INT 348
or PERM from instructor.
MUS 688 Seminar in Music Technology II
(3) An investigation of the problems and procedures of multi-track
recording in concert hall and studio environments including planning
the recording session, evaluating/installing equipment and software,
engineering the session, editing, signal processing, and finalizing
a stereo mix to various types of digital media. Requisites: PR,
MUS 678; PERM.
MUS 498 Recording Practicum +
(3) This course continues to explore audio production and
post-production techniques developed in MUS 688 Seminar in Music
Technology II. The focus of the course is advanced digital editing,
mixing, and mastering techniques for all musical genres/styles.
The instructor will work with each student in an individual 60-minute
lesson each week. Students are expected to work outside of class
on projects/assigned readings and come to each lesson prepared to
discuss their weekly progress.
Mac G5 running Digidesign Pro Tools HD1 w/3 external
hard drives and many third party plug-ins
Digidesign 192 I/O
Focusrite OCTOPRE pre-amp
Alesis M2 active monitor speakers
Allen & Heath 12-channel mixer
Mackie 32*8 mixer
Mackie 1202 VLZ mixer
Marantz CDR310 recorder
Rode, Shure, AKG, Studio Projects microphones
Related Links of Interest:
FHSU Composition Program
Department of Informatics
For additional information, please contact Dr.