Bachelor of arts

music technology


You dream of an exciting career in the music industry through recording, audio production, sound and visual media, music business and entrepreneurship. Learn music theory, aural skills, arranging, music technology and more from a like-minded group of faculty, students, and staff with a shared passion for all aspects of music. Winthrop’s Department of Music provides supportive mentorships to foster your development as a musician and to prepare you for a career in music. Winthrop offers four undergraduate and three graduate music degree programs, including a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a Concentration in Music Technology. Courses in this program cover fundamentals of music technology, audio recording/post-production, synthesis/signal processing, and audio for visual media.



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Prepare for an exciting career in the music industry by studying music technology, recording and audio production, sound and visual media, music business and entrepeneurship, and more.



Our music faculty are dedicated to developing relationships with each of our students. Nearly 95 percent of the full-time music faculty hold the highest degree possible in their teaching specialty and perform professionally outside of the university and across the region.



Music technology is integral to the study of music at Winthrop University. Freshman course offerings are designed to orient incoming students to the Computer Music Lab and build a foundation of music technology skills critical to success in our music degree programs. A variety of upper-undergraduate and graduate level courses integrate technology into a wide range of music activities including composition, arranging, orchestration, theory, and pedagogy. The Music Department is dedicated to providing students with cutting-edge music technology and the instruction necessary to ensure that they remain competitive in the technology-oriented musical world of the 21st century. The music department technology facilities include the Computer Music Lab, the Computer Music Studio, and the music department recording facilities.



  • Computer Music Lab (Dacus Library)

  • Recording Studio (Conservatory of Music)

  • Editing Studio (Conservatory)



    The Winthrop University Computer Music Studio is a single-user audio production facility designed for the composition and realization of computer music. Lab access is limited to students studying composition who are working on computer music composition projects and to faculty wishing to utilize the studio for audio production or composition. All users must obtain a login from the Director.

      At the outset of each semester select students will be assigned four hours per week in the Computer Music Studio. You may utilize your studio time for any activity you see fit. Unused reserved studio time may be claimed by other users on a first come basis. However, if you claim someone's unused time and they show up during their allotted time you must yield the remainder of their time to them.

      The Winthrop University Computer Music Studios adheres to the rules and regulations published for all Winthrop University Computer labs. For a complete list of university-wide computer lab regulations visit the Winthrop University Information Technology Policies page. Many of the University-wide rules are duplicated in the list below.

      • Do not download or install any software. This includes e-mail and chat software such as AOL, Instant Messenger, or games.

      • NO PORN. State law prohibits the display of pornographic material in public places. The Computer Music Studio is a public access lab, do not access any web pages you would not want a child to see.

      • No food or drinks in the Studio.

      • Be considerate of your neighbors on the 3rd floor and keep the noise level at a minimum.

      • Save all your work to removable media or your Z: drive. Do NOT save work to the local hard drive. The computers in the studio are purged at the conclusion of each semester.

      • Do not make changes to the studio configuration without prior permission from the director.

      • Users not working on music homework assignments or music projects may be asked to relinquish use of the studio to students working on Department of Music assigned course work or projects.

      • Lab attendants are not available for the computer music studio. Please help us to keep all equipment and software secure and functioning properly by reporting all problems promptly to the director at


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Ronald Parks

Ronald Parks

Professor of Music; Coordinator of Music Technology (Composition)

Office: 102 Conservatory of Music
Phone: 803/323-4608

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