Programme and Admissions

Undergraduate

Musical Science and Technology (MST) Minor in Music Technology

The Musical Science and Technology Minor program focuses on interdisciplinary topics in science and technology applied to music. The goal of the program is to help prepare students for commercial jobs in the audio technology sector and/or for subsequent graduate research study. The MST Minor is designed to serve students who already have a good background in the sciences and prior experience with math and computer science courses.

Course requirements

Admission requirements

Enrollment in the MST Minor in Music Technology program is limited to students with existing scientific and/or programming backgrounds. Selection is based on previous experience in math, computer programming, music, related sciences, expressed interest in the program, and Cumulative Grade Point Average.

Application forms will be available at the Department of Music Research of the Schulich School of Music, located on the 7th floor of the New Music Building (A726C) (entered via 555 Sherbrooke Street West) from 1 February and must be completed and returned to that office by 1 June of each academic year. Late applications will not be accepted. Successful applicants will be notified by June 20th. For further information call (514) 398-4540 or e-mail research.music@mcgill.ca.

Musical Applications of Technology (MAT) Minor in Music Technology

The goal of the Musical Applications of Technology (MAT) is to provide instruction in practical and creative applications of technology for music purposes. This program will help prepare students for production-oriented opportunities in the creative arts.

Course requirements

Admission requirements

The MAT program is open to students from any discipline and has no prerequisites other than familiarity with computers. Students will be selected on the basis of their previous background or experience in music technology and/or sound recording, their computer programming skills, their expressed interest in the program, and their Cumulative Grade Point Average.

Application forms will be available at the Department of Music Research of the Schulich School of Music, located on the 7th floor of the New Music Building (A726C) (entered via 555 Sherbrooke Street West) from 1 February and must be completed and returned to that office by 1 June of each academic year. Late applications will not be accepted. Successful applicants will be notified by June 20th. For further information call (514) 398-4540 or e-mail research.music@mcgill.ca.

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Graduate

The McGill University Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers two graduate-level degrees in Music Technology, the Master's of Arts in Music Technology and the Ph.D. in Music Technology. Both programs are research-based and culminate in a written thesis. Thesis research is conducted under the supervision of one or more Music Technology faculty members. Research topics are chosen by the student but are typically oriented toward a particular faculty member's area of expertise.

M.A. in Music Technology

Programme Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete 15 credits of graduate seminars, as well as 33 credits of thesis research, for a total of 48 credits. For more detailed information, check the Handbook for Graduate Students in Music.

Admission requirements

Applicants for the Master's degree in Music Technology must hold a bachelor's degree and demonstrate evidence of expertise in music technology. Apart from the general application requirements (see Graduate Admissions to the Schulich School of Music), applicants are requested to submit samples of their previous work in music technology.

If an applicant's previous background in Music Technology is limited or her/his previous CGPA is less than the McGill minimum of 3.0, she/he can still be considered for admission as an undergraduate “special” student. This would allow the applicant to take advanced undergraduate courses in preparation for the MA program. Note, however, that the applicant would have to reapply to the MA program.

Funding Opportunities

Ph.D. in Music Technology

Ph.D. applicants are generally expected to have a research project in mind before applying to our program. As well, Ph.D. applicants should contact a potential supervisor among the five full-time music technology professors to discuss their research interests, possible funding and availability of lab space.

Programme Requirements

For detailed information, check the Handbook for Graduate Students in Music.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the PhD degree must demonstrate strong skills in music technology, including previous research experience and the ability to write research reports.

Apart from the general application requirements (see Graduate Admissions to the Schulich School of Music), applicants are requested to submit samples of their previous work in music technology, including copies of research papers, reports, and their master's thesis.

Funding Opportunities

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General Information

Computer-based course work at the undergraduate level in Music Technology is based almost entirely on the Macintosh platform. Undergraduate students wishing to purchase a computer before arriving at McGill are highly recommended to choose any current model of Apple Macintosh.

At the graduate level, the Linux platform is widely used, although work on the Macintosh platform is also current.

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