The Music Production concentration provides an education in the art and technology of music engineering and production. Combining theory and application, the program is both exciting and rigorous. Students receive instruction in recording, mixing, and editing, a foundation in the physics of sound, electricity and signal flow, and an in-depth survey of popular music fundamentals. Throughout the program students utilize world-class audio technology, including digital audio workstations such as AVID Pro Tools, plug-ins and other software, large format recording consoles, analog processors, microphones, and reference monitors. The program’s courses strengthen artistic and technological foundations and help develop the interpersonal skills crucial to success. To prepare for careers in the diverse audio industry, Music Production students participate in a variety of activities, including the recording and mixing of music, sound reinforcement for live events, and audio post-production.

Upon completing the Music Production degree program students will be able to:

PO 1 - Professionalism - Meet the social contract and professionalism expectations of employers and team members in a workplace environment.

PO 2 - Aural Knowledge - Evaluate sound and its aesthetic and technical characteristics.

PO 3 - Technical Knowledge - Demonstrate and apply knowledge of audio theory.

PO 4 - Delivering a Product - Produce audio as expected in an entry-level position.

PO 5 - Technical Skills - Evaluate and employ audio technology.

PO 6 - Knowledge of the Industry, Career Options, History - Demonstrate knowledge of the breadth, culture, and history of the audio industry.

PO 7 - Music Knowledge & Skills - Apply knowledge of music fundamentals, music industry culture, history, and style in professional practice.

PO 8 - Literacy - Demonstrate ability to research, organize, and present, and defend information.

Upon completion of the requirements for the dual-degree Master's of Business Administration program curriculum, students will be able to:

  • Solve complex managerial issues.
  • Integrate theories and practice to perform strategic analysis
  • Demonstrate effective written forms of communication and oral business presentations
  • Implement leadership skills to work effectively within diverse teams
  • Analyze ethical responsibilities of businesses
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative analysis, to management issues
CM 100Speech3
EH 105College Writing3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MC 101Introduction to Mass Communications3
MC 400Ethics in Media3
VF 245Photography I3
Foreign Culture & Conversation Elective3
Historical Elective3
Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3-4
Literature Elective3
Math I Elective4
Math II Elective3
Philosophical Elective3
Psychological/Sociological Elective3
NESCom Core
IT 121Computer Applications for Digital Media3
GV 245Graphic Design I 3
MC 301Career Preparation1
VF 100Intro to Video Production3
Audio Engineering Music Production Core
AC 121Principles of Accounting I3
AE 100Audio Engineering I 3
AE 101Applied Audio Engineering I2
AE 102Music Structure and Style for Audio3
AE 103Intro To Live Sound Production3
AE 104Pro Tools 13
AE 200Audio Engineering II3
AE 201Applied Audio Engineering II3
AE 202Intro To Music Production3
AE 203Sound Reinforcement Techniques I3
AE 221Intro to Post Production3
AE 300Technical Foundations of Audio Systems3
AE 301Hybrid Mixing Techniques3
AE 302Electronic Music Technology3
AE 311Applications of Effective Recording3
AE 314Pro Tools II Music3
AE 411Music Engineering & Production3
AE 451Advanced Music Engineering & Production3
BA 101Introduction to Business3
BA 211Microeconomics3
BA 310Organization and Management3
IT 331Networking3
BA 600Research Methods in Business and Education3
BA 601Managerial Economics3
BA 602Managerial Accounting3
BA 605Management Communications3
BA 620Financial Management3
BA 621Marketing Management3
BA 625Global Strategic Management3
BA 643Strategic Change Management3
Graduate Business Elective6
Total Hours152-153
First Year
AE 100*3AE 103*3
AE 101*2AE 104*3
AE 102*3MC 1013
EH 1053VF 1003
HE 111***1Math I Elective4
IT 1213 
 15 16
Second Year
AC 1213AE 202*3
AE 200*3AE 300*3
AE 201*3AE 301*3
AE 203*3AE 311*3
Math II Elective3BA 1013
 15 15
Third Year
AE 302*3AE 2213
AE 314*3BA 3103
BA 2113VF 2453
Literature Elective3Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3-4
Psychological or Sociological Elective3Philosophical Elective3
 15 15-16
Fourth Year
BA 6003AE 411*3
BA 6013BA 6023
CM 1003BA 6053
Foreign Culture & Conversation Elective3GV 2453
Historical Elective3MC 4003
 15 15
Fifth Year
BA 6203AE 451*3
BA 6213BA 6253
IT 3313Graduate Business Elective3
MC 3011Graduate Business Elective3
 16 15
Total Hours: 152-153

*A minimum of C+ must be earned for all required Audio Engineering course in the Music Production, Post Production, and Live Sound Production concentrations.  Any required AE courses can only be repeated once.  Failure to successfully achieve the required C+ upon two attempts will result in removal from the AE program.


May not be required for degree completion.