Music Industry Studies

The University of Texas at Arlington offers a Bachelor of Music degree with emphases in both Music Media and Music Business.  These programs are designed to give students the skills necessary to succeed in the music industry, and they combine long-established principles of listening and musicality with new philosophies about equipment and the current music industry. Changes in curriculum, a brand new recording studio and new faculty are just a few of the exciting changes taking place at UT Arlington.

Music Media at UT Arlington:

Designed for musicians wanting to pursue a career in audio production, students take classes in Digital Music Technology, three semesters of Recording Techniques, Business of Music, as well as Introduction to Musical Acoustics.  Students also have the opportunity to take classes in Sound and Post-Production, Theater Sound Design, and Music in Film, among others.  Critical listening, audio recording techniques, combining MIDI and audio, editing, and multitracking are just a few of the skills that students learn at UTA.  Using Studio 301 and Irons Hall, students learn how to record diverse genres of music, such as classical music, jazz and pop/rock.  We believe the best audio engineers combine the ears of a musician with the technical capabilities of an engineer.

Music Business at UT Arlington:

Interdisciplinary in nature, students in the Music Business program at UT Arlington take courses both from the Music Department and from the College of Business.  The program is designed to prepare musicians to work in management, public relations, entertainment law, representation, publishing, marketing, accounting and other areas of the music industry.  Students take courses in music business, digital music technology, and basic audio recording, as well as various courses from the Business Department. 


As of Spring 2009, the Music Department has a new recording studio.  Studio 301 utilizes the latest in engineering technology and is able to record a wide range of music in an isolated and professional environment.

Multitrack Machine, Mixing Board, and Converters :
  • Pro Tools HD3 Accel System
  • Pro Tools Digi Interface 192 I/O—32 channels
  • Yamaha DM2000 Digital Mixing Console
  • Mytek 8x192 with firewire and PT HD cards
  • Adam S3A Studio Monitors
  • Glyph Hard Drives

  • AEA R84—matched pair
  • AKG 414B XLS-ST—pair
  • AKG 451—pair
  • Beyerdynamic M 201—pair
  • Beyerdynamic M 88—four
  • Coles 4038s—matched pair
  • Neumann KM184—pair
  • Neumann U87—matched pair
  • Peluso 2247LE—U47 clone
  • Peluso P12—C12 clone
  • Schoeps MK2H—pair
  • Sennheiser 421—two
  • Sennheiser 602
  • Sennheiser MKH20—pair
  • Sennheiser MKH800—pair
  • Shure SM57—six

Outboard Gear:
  • Pair of Empirical Distressor EL-ESX
  • Universal Audio LA2A
  • API 3124+ 4-Channel Preamplifier
  • Vintech model X73i preamp/eq—(two)
         a) Vintech Power Supply (for x73i)
  • Bricasti M7 Reverb unit
  • Millennia Preamplifier HV3D 8-channel

Computer and Plug-ins

1)   Mac Pro 8-core; two 3.0 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon, 4GB RAM, 30Ó Apple Cinema Display
  • Pro Tools 8 HD
  • Peak 6 Pro
  • Audioease Altiverb 6
  • Drumagog Pro
  • Flux Mastering Suite
  • Logic Studio 8
  • McDSP Emerald
  • Melodyne Autotune
  • Reason 4.0
  • Sonalksis ÒThe EssentialsÓ bundle
  • Sonnox Oxford Inflator
  • Toast Titanium 9
  • Waves Studio Classics

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