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Music Technology FAQ's

Music Technology

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall and Spring
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.

Number of Majors: 38
Average Class Size: 16
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus

Q:

What makes this program unique compared to other Technical Music programs?
 

A:

This is one of the only programs like it in the area because our students learn the basics needed to either start working in the industry or transfer to a four-year school or university to complete a Bachelor’s degree. Our facilities are state-of-the-art, and our students get hands-on experience with some of the most up-to-date equipment available, including Mbox2 and XV2020 MIDI Modules. Students also learn to use ProTools and DigiDesign software.
 

Q:

What are the admissions requirements for this program?
 

A:

All Iowa Western students are required to submit an Application for Admission, complete placement testing, and submit official copies of high school and college transcripts. In addition to the college admission requirements, the Technical Music program also requires students to meet some additional admissions criteria. To view or print the eligibility requirements for this program, visit our Additional Requirements page.

Q:

Are Iowa Western credits transferrable?
 

A:

Yes. In fact, this program is specifically designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Because the majority of Iowa Western students intend to transfer, we offer a variety of resources for our transfer students. To begin your transfer planning early, visit Iowa Western's Transfer Planning web site

Q:

Do I have to follow the recommended course sequence?
 

A:

No, you can take most courses in any order you like, and you can enroll part-time or full-time. However, the program chair recommends that students follow this sequence as closely as possible. The program is designed to allow students to graduate in two years while completing the credits required for most Bachelor degree programs at four-year colleges and universities.
 

Q:

Are scholarships available?
 

A:

Iowa Western awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships each year. Visit our Scholarship Page for more information.