The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Creative Music Technology is designed for students who wish to advance their studies in the recording arts, electronic and computer music, and emerging intermedia art forms. Graduates of the program typically plan to pursue careers as producers, recording engineers, audio technologists, educators, or contemporary artists who combine these roles. The program requires 48 credits, which can be completed in one academic year and one summer term.
The MFA focuses on the development of innovative creative practices across the full range of musical disciplines along with rigorous theoretical and technical training. An emphasis is placed on flexibility, and students are encouraged to develop individual approaches to music technology and production that may include:
- sound design
- interactive systems
- music industry
Courses in recording, mixing, digital and analog synthesis, sound design, electronic and interactive music composition, intermedia production, and live electronic music performance are all included in the core requirements. The courses offered during the Fall and Spring semesters will be a mixture of online, hybrid, and in-person classes, with the required Summer component of the program consisting of an intensive residency focused on completing a Thesis project.
Thank you for your interest in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Music Technology program. At Ramapo College, the faculty and professionals associated with the MFA program are dedicated to your success. From inquiry to graduation, we provide you with 1-on-1 attention, academic and career guidance and advisement, and experiences that will enable you to be a better prepared leader in your field.
I invite you to watch the video below and please contact me with any questions.
Ben Neill – Director of the MFA in Creative Music Technology
The field of Creative Music Technology is all around us. It’s rapidly changing, more popular than ever, and continues to redefine the role of music in many current industries. Building on the highly successful Music Production and Music Industry concentrations in Ramapo’s undergraduate Music Program, the MFA in Creative Music Technology will enable students and graduates to do the following:
Develop leading edge skills using the most advanced, state-of-the art technology in the Les Paul Studio, Electronic Music Lab, and project studios (see details of facilities at ramapo.edu/mfa/facilities/)
Explore advanced concepts in music composition, production, and performance with technology as well as interdisciplinary approaches that combine music with other media
Interact with advanced faculty as well as a diverse group of leading guest experts who are working professionally in the field of music technology