Pursuing NASM approval for an undergraduate music technology degree

November 20th, 2007

ATMI 2007 National Conference in Salt Lake City, UT.

ABSTRACT – The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) maintains a broad set of guidelines for music technology degrees. Even after assembling the required resources to establish such a degree program, applying for NASM approval can seem like a daunting task. This paper will discuss the questions to consider when establishing an undergraduate music technology degree program, distill the NASM proposal formatting requirements into an easy to follow format, and detail the process of preparing for plan approval. The author will illustrate specific points with descriptive accounts from of his recent experience preparing a successful NASM application to establish a Bachelor of Music in Music Technology.

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