Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Sound Recording Technology

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. All majors in the School of Music require admission to the university and admission to the program.  For audition guidelines and requirements, prospective undergraduate students should visit:
  2. Students interested in the Sound Recording Technology major must complete an additional application, submit materials for pre-screening (see for details), and interview.
  3. Students wanting to enter the music program as a music major (B.A., B.M., B.S. degrees) must submit an online application and audition on their principal instrument or voice the semester before their desired entrance.
  4. Students interested in the Sound Recording Technology major must complete an additional application, submit materials for pre-screening (see for details), and interview.
  5. Admission to the School of Music is contingent upon admission to Texas State, successful completion of the audition process, and available space in each studio. Moreover, a successful audition does not automatically ensure acceptance to the School of Music. Transfer students' transcripts will be evaluated by an academic advisor prior to an acceptance decision to ensure that acceptance and successful degree plan completion are possible here at Texas State.  Prospective music majors will not be permitted to enroll in applied music and other music major classes until they have been accepted based on their audition and met with an academic advisor. Auditions are held periodically throughout the year for enrollment the following academic year. Those prospective music students unable to audition in person due to geographic distance from campus may submit an audio or video recording representative of their performing abilities that meet the audition guidelines for their instrument or voice. The deadline to submit a recorded audition is March 1 (for Fall admission) or November 1 (for Spring admission). Audition requirements are available on the School of Music website.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. Upper Level Competency Review (ULCR)
  3. Senior Portfolio Review
  4. For transfer students, 31 semester credit hours in Music (or equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Music Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Sound Recording Technology at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. Transfer students may not reach the 36 advanced hours required in the degree without taking additional coursework. See your academic advisor for details. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.

    MU 1315Music Theory I3
    TCCN: MUSI 1311
    MU 1316Music Theory II3
    TCCN: MUSI 1312
    MU 2315Music Theory III3
    TCCN: MUSI 2311
    MU 2316Music Theory IV3
    TCCN: MUSI 2312
    MU 1115Aural Skills I1
    TCCN: MUSI 1116
    MU 1116Aural Skills II1
    TCCN: MUSI 1117
    MU 2115Aural Skills III1
    TCCN: MUSI 2116
    MU 2116Aural Skills IV1
    TCCN: MUSI 2117
    MU 2303Survey of Music Literature3
    TCCN: MUSI 1307
    4 semester credit hours of Ensembles from the following: MUSE 3102, MUSE 3103, MUSE 3105, MUSE 3108, MUSE 3120, MUSE 3123, MUSE 3124, MUSE 3125, MUSE 3130, MUSE 3131, MUSE 3140, MUSE 3141, MUSE 3150, MUSE 3160, MUSE 3161, MUSE 3162, MUSE 3170 and MUSE 31904
    TCCN: 4 hours from MUEN 11XX and 21XX
    8 semester credit hours of Applied Study from the following: MUSP 1220, MUSP 1230, MUSP 1240, MUSP 1250, MUSP 1260, MUSP 1170 (2 sections) or MUSP 1270, MUSP 2220, MUSP 2230, MUSP 2240, MUSP 2250, MUSP 2260, and MUSP 2170 (2 sections) or MUSP 22708
    TCCN: 8 hours from MUAP 11XX, 12XX, 21XX and 22XX
    Total Hours31

 Course Requirements

Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 11151MU 11161
MU 13153MU 13163
MUSP 12xx2MUSP 12xx2
MUSE 31xx1MUSE 31xx1
MUSP 11351MUSP 11361
MU 11801MU 11821
US 11001ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
PHYS 1315 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3PHYS 1325 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3
PHYS 11151PHYS 11251
MATH 2417 (Mathematics Component Code 020)4MUSP 21911
 18 17
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 21151MU 21821
MU 23153MUSP 22xx2
MU 21801MUSE 31xx1
MUSP 22xx2MU 33823
MUSE 31xx1MUSP 31911
MU 33813ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
MUSP 21921COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
TECH 23703ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
 15 17
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 23033MU 33843
MU 33833MU 31821
MU 31801MU 41821
MUSP 31921TECH 33703
TECH 43723POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3PHYS 33013
 17 17
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 41801MU 43863
MU 43853 
TECH 43743 
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3 
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803 
 16 3
Total Hours: 120