Music Technology: BA
The Music Technology major is the only degree of its type in the region. It prepares students for a career in various aspects of sound engineerings, such as; recording, editing, production, and broadcasting.
The study of music is fun and rewarding; music students acquire gifts that serve their careers, in particular, and their lives, in general. Our students develop confidence, poise, leadership, self-motivation, problem-solving and time management acumen, life-long friendships, and so much more. Music students constantly engage in performances and collaborative projects.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology received the Supreme Council of Universities (SCU) equivalency, which allows AUC graduates with this degree to apply for the Egyptian Musician's Syndicate membership at the professional level.
Students of the Program
This program is suitable for students who are interested in the following:
- Live and recorded performance
- Independent and collaborative music-making
- Arab and/or Western music performance, theory and history
- Technological innovation in music and sound for film
- Composing and arranging
- Developing artistic vision
The program offers a professional development series of workshops every semester as well as a variety of hands-on experiences and internships. Music Technology students can:
- Take hands-on courses, such as Mixing and Mastering, Microphone Techniques, Live Sound Engineering and more.
- Join a work-study team to livestream concerts produced by the program.
- Use the program's state-of-the-art studio equipment to produce a full-length musical recording (or equivalent) graduation project.
Associate professor of practice David Rafferty gives a short brief about AUC’s music technology undergraduate program
Graduates of the program have gone on to become:
- Professional musicians and recording artists in a variety of genres
- Voice actors for film and TV
- Teachers of music technology
- Entrepreneurs, i.e. recording studio owners
- Producers and recording engineers for music, film, TV and video games
- Composers in a variety of genres, including classical, pop, jazz, EDM and more
- Composers and sound designers for film, TV and video games
- Graduate students at prestigious institutions such as Stanford University (USA) and Berklee School of Music (USA and Spain)
Alumni of the Program
Music Technology graduate Mohammed Mohsen Ali '15 is thriving in his dream job at Electronic Arts, working on the FIFA video game. He manages the audio team, creates test plans and assesses risk with FIFA's audio producers and developers.
"I left Egypt with a solid foundation that I still rely on to this day"
Mohammed Mohsen Ali '15