Music Technology MS

5:1Student to faculty ratio

2State-of-the-art music production studios

4Ground-breaking research labs

Accreditation

The Master of Science in music technology program at Herron School of Art and Design at IU Indianapolis is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), requiring routine self-evaluation to meet evolving quality standards. 

I came here specifically to learn these tools and to incorporate technology into my skill set. ... This is more collaborative in nature. Everyone contributes their piece. There’s a give-and-take.

Dustin Paugh (MS '20)

Plan of study

At Herron, the 30-credit program MS in music technology program explores the intersection of music, technology, engineering, STEM education, and computer science.

  • 18 credit hours in (500+ level) or above core courses
  • 6 credit hours in (400+ level) cognate courses to be selected from the areas of music, business, education, communications, computer science, fine arts, and liberal arts
  • 6 credit hours in (400+ level) cognate courses from other fields with pre-approval from the graduate program director
  • The degree culminates with a master’s project (MUS N518) or an internship (MUS N517) that combines a student’s creative, technical, theoretical, and historical knowledge

Prerequisites

Herron's MS in music technology program requires a bachelor's degree and evidence of substantial previous work in creative and/or technical areas related to music technology. 

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Project portfolio

Music technology is home to dynamic music collectives, lab groups, and innovative research opportunities ranging from telematic music to sustainable acoustics.

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Herron facilities

You will complete your program in advanced production studios, practice rooms, and collaborative lab spaces. You'll also have access to expansive art and design studio and lab facilities. 

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Faculty

Robin Cox

Robin Cox

Associate Professor

Scott Deal

Scott Deal

Professor

Chris Dobbs

Chris Dobbs

Technical Services Coordinator

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Michael Drews

Associate Professor

Timothy Hsu

Timothy Hsu

Assistant Professor

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Michael McReynolds

Associate Faculty

Chuiyuan Meng

Chuiyuan Meng

Teaching Professor

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Matthew Moldover

Associate Faculty

Jordan Munson

Jordan Munson

Senior Lecturer, Career Advisor

Jason Palamara

Jason Palamara

Assistant Professor

Daniel Walzer

Daniel Walzer

Assistant Professor

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