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The bachelor’s degree in music media production offers a series of courses in recording techniques, music production, songwriting, mixing, mastering, live sound, and music business.

As a program major, you’ll develop as a musician while you formulate and refine a portfolio of skills that you can later apply to the rapidly changing music and entertainment industry.

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Our Faculty

You will learn and work directly with our welcoming community of faculty. Get to know them.

Classes You Will Take

In addition to an innovative curriculum, you may elect specialized courses in areas of personal interest, such as computer music and composition, marketing, or digital media. View curriculum guide (PDF).

Real-World Experience

You can develop immersive learning projects and pursue valuable internships that will make you real-world ready. These elements of student choice and a core, multidisciplinary curriculum prepare students for a variety of employment options upon graduation.

Our Facilities

As a music media production student, you’ll have access to nine studios that provide a remarkable range of choices for creative and scholarly endeavors. See for yourself.

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Paying for Your Education

School of Music Scholarships

About 80 percent of Ball State students receive some form of financial aid, and you have hundreds of options at your disposal, including several scholarships just for School of Music students. Find scholarships.

Ready to Apply?

Are you interested in our program? Admission to the School of Music is competitive. As such, we require an audition on voice or a traditional instrument for all prospective students, on top of the university-wide application.

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