Tulane's Music Science and Technology Minor Curriculum allows students to explore intersections between music, engineering, production, and computer programming, with a focus on the creative applications of technology in the creation of music. The program encourages creativity both in technical research and in composition for various media and performance. Objectives include developing innovative approaches to the scientific and artistic study of music composition, performance, and media, undertaking multidisciplinary research relevant to the creation and perception of music, and fostering an interdisciplinary culture between members of the fine arts, engineering, and science communities on campus.
Our students are able to undertake research in areas such as music signal processing, sound synthesis and analysis, computer/electro-acoustic music composition, music performance systems design, music perception, and psychoacoustics. Our expanding computer music composition facilities include a dedicated teaching laboratory with eight student computer workstations and an 8-channel surround sound digital studio.
Feel free to contact Dr. Rick Snow for more information about the MST curriculum.
(Students can substitute extra semesters of Composition for Electronic Media or Advanced Composition for Electronic Media or any other course from below.)
CHOOSE 4 FROM THE FOLLOWING: (12 credits)
(these are listed in approximate order of completion)
Recent Special Topics Courses Include:
Approximate order of completion and offering schedule:
These can be taken at any point over 4 years:
only taken after MUSC 1510:
MUSC 1520 – Advanced Harmony (yearly in SPRING)
These courses should be taken in the following approximate order: