Mission Statement

The mission of the Media Writing and Production Masters of Music degree program is to provide the student with the skills necessary to pursue a career as a creator and producer of commercial music. The purpose of the Media Writing and Production program is to provide advanced competency as a composer, arranger and producer of commercial music. In contrast with other departments, the Media Writing and Production department culminates with the writing and defense of a thesis conforming to graduate school guidelines.  The program emphasizes the following objectives:

  •  Students will graduate in a timely manner from the program
  • Students will be highly satisfied with their understanding of craft of creating music for media.
  • Students will be prepared to find success in the media industry.

Curriculum Requirements

Major Area
MMI 620Audio Technology for Musicians3
MTC 611Film Scoring I3
MTC 612Film Scoring II3
MTC 763Virtual Orchestration3
MTC 746Studio Production6
MTC 796Studio Production Ensemble3
MTC 813Master's Media Writing Project3
Other Studies in Music
MMI 630Entrepreneurship for Musicians3
MSJ 714Advanced Orchestration3
Electives
Electives2-3
Total Credit Hours32-33