Detailed information about general requirements for admission to the Music Department can be found in the undergraduate catalog. All music majors are accepted into their intended majors conditionally. They must officially apply to their program of choice.
Sound recording technology is one of UMass Lowell's signature programs and is one of the few programs of its kind in the United States. It provides motivated students with the practical and theoretical background needed for success in the industry. Starting a career in audio recording has traditionally involved training through an informal apprenticeship system. With the rush of new technologies that have revolutionized the recording industry in recent years, and the opportunities that new media are opening up for recording professionals, a higher level of training and education in music, media and technology is now required for any meaningful employment, even at the entry level.
The program's goal is to produce musically sophisticated and sensitive professionals who have sufficient technical knowledge to excel in today's rapidly changing, technology-based production industry. Successful students' understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of the discipline, coupled with comprehensive music training, prepares them for a wide variety of professions. The program combines courses in physics, electrical engineering, computer science and advanced mathematics, with traditional studies in music and at least nine courses in the art and technology of recording.
The faculty of the SRT program are well-trained educators and active industry professionals, drawn from the wealth of high-technology, broadcasting, recording, and production talent in the greater Boston area, as well as the region's cultural and artistic communities.
The program is supported by eight (8) studio laboratory spaces. Its exceptional recording, editing, critical listening, video, testing, synthesis, and multimedia facilities allow students to become proficient at operating and creatively using a wide variety of equipment and technologies.
Our many diverse performance spaces provide real-world opportunities for problem-solving.
Internships can be valuable opportunities for students to test the breadth of their educational knowledge in the workplace. This is especially relevant for sound recording technology students who can parlay their internships into relevant work experience.
Internships in sound recording technology are governed by UMass Lowell and department policies that are listed in the UMass Lowell online Undergraduate Catalog.