USC Thornton School of Music’s Music Technology program announces a new bachelor’s degree in Music Production that encompasses the creative, technical and business aspects of professional music.
The major reflects the current and evolving nature of professional music making in the digital age, where the job description of today’s contemporary musician often includes composing and arranging, live and studio performance, audio engineering/editing and mastering, music synthesis and programming, as well as most or all of the business aspects related to music.
The new major is designed to go beyond training “desktop” musicians who can master computer programs to include work with acoustic instruments and competence in the traditional skill sets of producers such as Don Was, Sir George Martin or Phil Ramone.
Students enrolled in the program will also have the opportunity to develop skills using technology in live performance and multimedia. Music Production students will be expected to collaborate with songwriters, artists and bands at USC Thornton as well as video directors/designers and video game designers in the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USC Roski School of Art and Design, USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
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