Future Music Oregon
Future Music Oregon
Master of Music in Intermedia Music Technology
The Master of Music in Intermedia Music Technology is directed toward students who wish to pursue creative careers in music technology and who wish to pursue work in association with other artistic disciplines. The curriculum hinges on the balance between the development of artistic and creative skills and the mastery of the technical aspects of the discipline. Courses emphasize music composition, performance and real-time interactive media environments in collaboration with artists outside of music. Three examinations are affiliated with the degree to assure technical mastery. The program is not oriented toward the vocational training of recording engineers, or related technicians. Because the degree program is directed toward creation, experimentation and collaboration we have devised an application procedure that requires that you demonstrate a certain level of achievement in these areas.
Prerequisites: Applicants must hold (or be about to receive) a minimum of a bachelor's degree comparable to the Bachelor of Science, Music Technology Option granted by the University of Oregon. Applicants with degrees in areas other than music technology may be admitted provided that they show evidence of substantial work in music technology.
Applicants for the Master of Music in Intermedia Music Technology degree must submit the following materials in addition to the general School of Music application requirements:
- Audio recordings of recent compositions (at least 3), one of which may be in a film or video format. Audio recordings should be in aiff, wav, or CD formats; video recording should be in QuickTime, AVI or DVD-Video formats. Evidence of work in collaborative contexts enhances the application.
- Statement that describes a) your experience with electronic and computer music instruments, audio recording and/or other related software equipment, b) your experience working in other artistic disciplines and in collaborative projects, and c) your reason for wanting to enroll in this degree program. This statement is in addition to the one requested for general admission.
- Summary of all creative, professional and academic work related to the IMT degree.
- List of all software and hardware with which you have worked indicating level of expertise.
- MUS 611 Research Methods in Music (3)
- MUS 645 Advanced Electronic Composition (3 X 6)
- MUS 605 History of Electroacoustic Music (3)
- MUS 609 Terminal Creative Project (9)
- TOTAL = 33
Two music electives chosen from:
- MUS 516, Post-Tonal Theory I
- MUS 518, Post Tonal Theory III
- MUS 551, Introduction to Ethnomusicology
- MUS 552, Musical Instruments of World
- MUS 553, Folk Music of the Balkans
- MUS 554, Music of India
- MUS 560, Music and Gender
- MUS 650, Piano Literature
- MUS 651, Piano Literature
- MUS 652, Piano Literature
- MUS 574, History of Opera
- MUS 575, History of Opera
- MUS 610, Experimental Course Topic: Beyond Music
- MUS 660, Music in the Middle Ages
- MUS 661, Music in the Renaissance
- MUS 662, Music in the Baroque Era
- MUS 663, Music in the Classical Period
- MUS 664, Music in the Romantic Era
- MUS 665 Music in the 20th Century (3)
- TOTAL = 6+
Courses chosen from the following related areas:
- ART 583 Installation (4R)
- COLT 540 Comparative Theatricalities (4-5R)
- COLT 550 Cinematic Representations (4-5R)
- DAN 693 Dance Aesthetics (3)
- J 520 Concepts of Television Production (3)
- J 521 Documentary Television Production (4)
- TA 540 Principals of Design in the Theater (4)
- TA 567 Lighting for the Stage (4)
- TA 631 Avant-Garde Theater (3)
- PHIL 568 Problems in Philosophy of Science (4)
- PHIL 541 Topics in the Philosophy of Art (4)
- (or other courses as available and approved in advance by the advisor)
- TOTAL = 14-16
Degree Total = 55
Prerequisites: CIS, 110, 111, 122, 115, PHYS 152, DAN 256, MUSIC 447, MUS 448
There will be three additional examinations associated with the degree. Brief descriptions of each follow.
- Proficiency Exam: Juried demonstration where student shows mastery of specific software (Pro Tools, Kyma, Max/MSP/Jitter).
- Technical Exam: Four hour, written examination on theoretical aspects of music technology.
- Intermedia Essay: exam in the form of an essay written during a two-week period regarding artistic and aesthetic issues relating to music technology and other arts.