Music Technology

The minor in music technology equips students with tools and strategies to leverage technology in the creation and dissemination of music, allowing students to expand their artistic range and advance their music careers. The minor is immersive and integrated, with courses working together to meet project goals as students move through the semester. The coursework is designed to be completed in one semester, and is delivered at Berklee College of Music's state-of-the-art Valencia campus, which offers an advantageous combination of facilities, staff, and faculty.

Entrance Requirements

Students must be accepted into the Study Abroad program and spend a semester at Berklee's Valencia campus.

What the Program Gives You

Upon completion of a minor in music technology, students will:

  • Understand and utilize concepts of critical listening and production analysis;
  • Synthesize new technology to create, compose, produce, and perform music;
  • Produce, record, and mix songs effectively and efficiently using a professional DAW;
  • Employ the concepts of signal flow, gain stages, microphone techniques, room acoustics, compression, EQ, and digital effects in the recording and performing of music;
  • Set up, troubleshoot, and effectively operate small to medium-sized PA systems, stage lights, and video systems; and
  • Make purchasing decisions pertaining to music technology systems, including DAWs, microphones, monitors, outboard gear, PA systems, interfaces, and other music technology.
Required Courses

Required Courses:

  • MP-114 Critical Listening Lab for Musicians (1 credit)
  • MP-115 Production Analysis Lab for Musicians (1 credit)
  • MTI-P304 Live Sound and Stage Craft (2 credits)
  • MTI-P305 Recording Skills for Music Production (2 credits)
  • MTI-P306 Mixing for Musicians (2 credits)

Elective Courses (choose one or two from the following)

  • MTI-P307 Electronic Dance Music Creation with Ableton Live (2 credits)
  • MTI-P308 Virtual Production Techniques (2 credits)
  • MTI-P309 Music Video Production and Dissemination (2 credits)
  • MTI-P310 Live Electronic Performance and DJ Skills (2 credits)

Six or seven courses are required for completion of the minor.