“…our University of Saint Francis graduates are great employees and I am so honored and thrilled to have them on our team. They are Sweetwater’s future. I would say the program has been wildly successful from my point of view!”
Chuck Surack, Founder and President of Sweetwater Sound
The University of Saint Francis is the only private university in the Midwest to offer a four-year degree in Music Technology.The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts (SOCA) is proud to offer both a Bachelor of Science and an Associate of Science in Music Technology. Our program will give you the “chops” needed to secure a career in the exciting world of music production, recording technology or music industry marketing.
This career field is expected to grow by 14 percent regionally and 18 percent nationally in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In addition to core Music Technology curriculum, you will be able to choose from three areas of concentration: sales, marketing and management; recording, engineering and production; or audio for the creative arts.
Sales, Marketing and Management
The only concentration of its kind in the U.S., sales, marketing and management in Music Technology will prepare you to work for music retailers and production companies. You will develop a strong orientation for customer service and a passion for music technology. With a strong business component, this program will prepare you to become an effective sales engineer in the industry. If you choose this concentration, you may also want to pursue a minor in business.
Recording, Engineering and Production
With a concentration in recording, engineering and production, you will learn the physics of sound and audio and how to produce music from concept to finished work. This concentration also covers live sound production and audio for media. Upon graduation, you will be able to pursue a career as a recording studio engineer or producer.
Audio for the Creative Arts
A concentration in audio for the creative arts will prepare you to apply audio technology and music production to various media including film, theatrical shows, commercial music, advertising and electronic new media. With this concentration, you will also be able to take classes in graphic design, advertising and communication to make you more competitive when you begin seeking jobs in this area.