The MAIS concentration in Music Technology is a flexible, research-driven program of study allowing students to integrate multiple academic disciplines tailored to their interests and talents. Its focus is on developing innovations that expand the ability to create, use, teach and perform music with technology in novel multimedia contexts. Music and Technology offers possibilities in the artistic and technological elements of music composition and performance, as well as the applied use of music and technology in business, education, entertainment, and the study of science, engineering, the social sciences and humanities. 

Several OSU departments and programs offer opportunities to integrate courses and areas of study into a Music and Technology program. These include Music, Design and Human Environment, Education, Business, Art, Engineering, Psychology, Computer Science, Theater Arts, Speech Communication, Exercise and Sport Science, Philosophy and Religion. 

The area of music technology is a field that is rapidly changing, and this provides opportunities for students and faculty to build upon well-established traditions and disciplines, while pursuing innovative research that can be deployed for use in a variety of venues. Some areas of focus could include new interfaces for musical expression, interactive audio fabrics and materials, mobile music, machine listening, music information retrieval, robotic musicianship, interactive music manufacturing, networked music, music perception, multimedia development, computational ethnomusicology, sound synthesis, sonic interaction design, audio programming, new technologies for the stage, multi-media opera, technology ensemble, music business, film scoring, video game music, physical music computing, and innovative audio technology for pedagogy.





  • MUS516 – Advanced Conducting Choral
  • MUS518 - Advanced Conducting: Instrumental
  • MUS543 – Theory and Compositional Studies
  • MUP590 - Individual Lessons: Keyboard
  • MUP591 - Individual Lessons: Voice
  • MUP592 - Individual Lessons: Strings
  • MUP594 - Individual Lessons: Brass
  • MUP595 - Individual Lessons: Percussion
  • MUED573 - Methods for Teaching Elementary Music
  • MUED562 – Research in Music Education
  • Additional work in music technology can be done through independent study, projects, and workshops


Computer Science

  • CS540 - Database Management Systems
  • CS561 – Software Engineering
  • CS562 - Applied Software Engineering
  • CS569 - Selected Topics in Software Engineering
  • CS570 - High Performance Computer Architecture
  • CS576 - Advanced Computer Networking
  • CS581 - Programming Languages
  • CS584 – Human Factors Programming Languages
  • CS589 - Selected Topics in Programming Languages



Electrical Engineering 

  • ECE517 - Basic Semiconductor Devices
  • ECE522/523 - CMOS Integrated Circuits I/II
  • ECE560 - Stochastic Signs and Systems
  • ECE562 - Digital Communications and Channel Coding
  • ECE564 - Digital Signal Processing
  • ECE570 - High Performance Computer Architecture
  • ECE576 - Advanced Computer Networking
  • ECE612 - Process Integration
  • ECE626 - Analog CMS Circuit Design


Business ­ 

  • BA513 - Business Legal Environment
  • BA514 - The Essence of Business - Sustainable Business Operations
  • BA515 - Managerial Decision Tools
  • MRKT592 - Consumer Behavior
  • MRKT593 - Advertising Management
  • MRKT597 - Global Marketing



  • COMM518 - Interpersonal Communication Theory and Research
  • COMM530 - Theoretical Issues in Communication Inquiry
  • COMM558 - Rhetoric: 500AD to 1900
  • COMM564 - Rhetorical Criticism
  • SED512 - Technology Foundations for Teaching Math & Science
  • SED613 - Learning Theory
  • TA550 - Studio: Theater Arts