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Ramapo College Office of Graduate Admissions

McBride House 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

Phone: (201) 684-7270
Text: (201) 800-6057
Email: graduate@ramapo.edu
Fax: (201) 684-7964

Program Details

Credits: 48

Format: hybrid

Full-time/Part Time Option: FT, PT

Estimated cost (per credit / total):

Per credit = $819.06

48 credits total = $39,315

(cost details)

Duration:
1-3 years

Start Term:
Fall, Spring, Summer

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As a student in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Creative Music Technology you will be joining an innovative community pursuing advanced studies across the full range of current practices in this rapidly developing field. The MFA will prepare you for such diverse career paths as music production, recording, mastering, film and game composition, music programming, instrument design, or college teaching. You will study with a highly accomplished faculty of specialists who have prestigious international careers and teach in other leading institutions in New York City and internationally.

The program offers the opportunity to complete a terminal degree in one academic year and one summer term. During the Fall and Spring semesters, classes are offered in online and hybrid formats. The culminating experience will be an immersive Summer residency featuring guest master classes, performances, and other hands-on activities, leading to the completion and public presentation of your Thesis project.

The development of your creative practice and specialization is at the center of the MFA experience, which emphasizes innovation along with rigorous theoretical and technical training. A strong emphasis placed on flexibility, and students are encouraged to develop individual approaches to music technology that align with their specific professional goals and visions. We invite you to be part of the stimulating creative environment at Ramapo College, which has a proven track record of launching successful careers in the music and entertainment fields.

Director’s Message

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

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Ramapo

Why Ramapo?

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.