Music Technology

MTEC-471

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Rob Jaczko
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: MPED and ELPD majors
Prerequisites: MP-320 or EP-320
Department: MPE
Location: Boston Campus

This course focuses on pinpointing the musical concept and marketplace potential of remix productions, using recording studio and DAW technology to maximize emotional and sales impact. The class will analyze the effectiveness of individual components within key genres and produce new compositions based on those results.

MTEC-475

0 credit(s)
Course Chair: Matthew Nicholl (interim)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MTEC-480 and written approval of course instructor
Department: WTDV
Location: Boston Campus

Interdisciplinary Arts Institute Seminar advances students' own interdisciplinary art projects, from the planning stage to the final public presentation. The seminar is designed for music students who aspire to create portfolio quality work in collaboration with artists outside of music. Emphasis is placed on the student's original composition, sound design, and musical performance for collaborative interdisciplinary work. Students learn to collaborate with artists from various disciplines including dance, theater, installation art, film, video, sculpture, spoken word, experimental performance, robotics, virtual reality, and other emerging genres. Students work directly with world-renowned artists, including arts programmers and critics, to develop new ideas, understand global dialogue, and advance artistic entrepreneurship. Students develop enhanced creative and critical thinking capacities and collaborative methods. Students leverage digital tools to emerge with a portfolio of works for new audiences, and they premier these works in local venues. Students may enroll in the class for more than one semester. Concurrent enrollment in MTEC-P480, Indisciplinary Arts Institute Directed Study, is required.

MTEC-480

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Matthew Nicholl (interim)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MTEC-475 and written approval of course instructor
Department: WTDV
Location: Boston Campus

In this course, students will complete a project that exhibits the skills/artistry covered in MTEC-475 Interdisciplinary Arts Institute Seminar, and that will serve as portfolio material as they enter the field. Individual critique of projects is provided. The specific nature of the project will be determined by written agreement between student and instructor. Students are required to take MTEC-475 concurrently with this course.

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