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Capital’s Music Technology program has two degree options: Bachelor of Music in Music Technology or the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies: Music Technology. Both degrees offer an identical, in-depth study of music technology. The Bachelor of Music track is designed for students who have been traditionally taught in music and want to continue their studies in music, combined with tech classes. The Professional Studies track is designed for self-taught musicians and traditionally trained musicians who prefer to complete a non-music minor to round out their studies.

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If you value a hands-on approach to learning the business of music and audio production, then you’ve come to the right place.

Music Technology

Maybe you dream about life in the recording studio and producing the next big hit. Or your passion for recording, mixing, and editing is just part of who you are. A degree in Music Technology will open your world to the latest and best practices in audio and media production, live sound, content creation, and the exciting field of music business. At Capital, you have your choice of five world-class recording studios to practice what you learn – in real-time. You’ll take road trips to Nashville, have internship opportunities at 150+ recording, theater, and production studios worldwide, and learn from professors who are some of the industry’s finest. These are just a few of the many reasons students choose Capital for Music Technology.


Studio and Tech Access from Day One


Student to Faculty Ratio


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Experiential Learning

The Capital Music Technology program is hands-on with a focus on practice and placement. Students are required to complete a seven-week internship, and that’s where careers really start to take shape. These internship opportunities exist internationally – and closer to home, with more than 100 venues in 18 states. Our students have been welcomed at Clear Channel, PromoWest Productions, the Chicago Recording Company, and Dell Computers just to name a few. During their final semester, students also attend the International NAMM Expo in California to network with music tech industry leaders.

For those seeking a world perspective, we also offer a short-term study away experience. Generally one week long, these international excursions immerse you in cultural as well as professional experiences, adding to the depth of your understanding of the industry in international venues. Our students have traveled to Denmark, Berlin, Germany, Nicaragua, and Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Program Philosophy

We have the right degree for you.

Bachelor of Music in Music Technology

  • Audition on a primary instrument or voice required
  • In-depth study of music technology
  • Core curriculum in the Conservatory of Music
  • NASM accredited program

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies: Music Technology

  • Audition not required for admission into program
  • In-depth study of music technology
  • University core curriculum
  • Minor program of study in an complementary field
  • HLC accredited program
Admission and Audition

Students planning to pursue the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies: Music Technology need only to apply to Capital University and be admitted.

Students planning to pursue the Bachelor of Music in Music Technology need to complete a two-part process to gain admittance to the program.

  1. Submit your admission application to Capital University along with the required supporting documents.
  2. Once you are academically admitted to Capital University, you will be able to submit an audition application and register for your audition date by clicking on the reply form found on your status page.

For specific audition dates and requirements by instrument or area of interest, please use the Emphasis Requirements tool.

Sample Classes

  • Intro to Live and Studio Production
  • Intermediate Recording Techniques
  • Sound Reinforcement Practicum
  • Audio for Media
  • Music Entrepreneurship
  • Electronic Composition Workshop
  • Audio Electronics
“A big part of college is networking with people around you. You never know the impression you’ll make. I’ve had some great performance and music tech experiences when I was at Capital JUST because someone knew me. So make sure you get to know the people around you. Having access to professors who actually know my name was huge, and it helped that all of the professors were so approachable.”

-Devin Murray, Music Technology, Class of 2018

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