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Value of a Minor

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with a minor? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing an undergraduate minor, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.
UTSA student works with music technology

Why Pursue a Minor in Music Technology

The Music Technology Minor offers a valuable opportunity to blend artistic aspirations with versatile technical expertise, ensuring a well-rounded skill set for success in a multitude of potential career paths. This unique combination not only allows students to express their musical passion but also equips students with transferable skills applicable in various domains, ranging from the dynamic world of audio broadcasting to the evolving landscape of digital media.

UTSA Music Technology Minor

What You'll Study

Students pursuing the Minor in Music Technology will take the following courses:

  • Digital Music Production
  • Audio Technology 1
  • Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music
  • Audio Technology 2
  • Multimedia Production

Students will also select four additional credits from the following:

  • Composition with the Digital Audio Workstation
  • Seminar in Object-Oriented Sound Design
  • Audio Technology 3
  • Chamber Music
  • Music Technology Project

This program is open to all majors, and select courses can be applied to electives in a student’s major. Courses in the minor can also comprise one of the fields of study in the Multidisciplinary Studies Degree. To declare the Minor in Music Technology, students must meet with a Music Department advisor and submit the Declaration of Minor Form.

Adding a Minor

Though not required, declaring a minor is an excellent way to enhance your major area of study. A minor typically consists of 6 courses (18 semester credit hours), and may have additional requirements depending on the minor selected. After being admitted to UTSA and registered for classes, students can meet with their assigned academic advisor to discuss the addition of a minor to their degree plan.

Please note, students can add a minor as long as they have earned less than 75 credit hours. However, the addition of a minor may or may not delay graduation. All requirements for the minor must be met at graduation; a minor cannot be added to a student’s degree program once they graduate. Students should meet with their assigned academic advisor to understand the impacts of adding a minor to their degree plan.
Miles Friday, Program Advisor for Music Technology Minor

Program Advisor

Miles Friday, PhD