Below is a copy of the WMU Catalog for the Multimedia Arts Technology major.

The Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Arts Technology - Music is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in audio engineering, multimedia content creation, sound reinforcement, computer programming for multimedia projects, and technology-based performance. Students in this degree receive intensive, hands-on instruction and experience utilizing state-of-the-art electronic equipment and labs.

1. WMU Essential Studies (36 hours)

Students complete 36 hours of Western Essential Studies courses.

2. Major Core Music Program (16-19 hours)

Music Theory (3-5 hours)

Music Convocation

Music Composition (2 hours minimum)

Select one of the following courses:

Music Performance (8 hours) selected from:

All MAT students must register for the following* (minimum of 6 hours):

Applied Music and Ensembles (2 hours)

Applied Music (MUS 1000) and Ensembles are available to students who can qualify by audition with appropriate applied faculty and/or ensemble director. Select an additional 2 credits from the courses immediately below or the Ensemble Electives:

Or Ensemble Electives

These courses may be repeated for credit.

3. Major Course Requirements in Multimedia Arts Technology (49 hours)

Required Courses (37 hours)

A minimum 12 credit hours selected from the following:

Course Substitutions

Subject to approval by the School of Music MAT faculty and undergraduate advisor, additional courses related to arts and technology (not already listed above) may be used to fulfill some MAT requirements on a case-by-case basis.

4. A Minor in Another Department of the University (15 hours minimum)

  1. In the event that the credit hours for the minor requirements established by the department which offers that minor are greater than 15, the students may make an appropriate adjustment in the hours allowed for free electives and propose classes in that minor as course substitutions for major course requirements.

5. Free Electives (0-3 hours)

Students may choose any courses to fulfill this requirement.