MFA in Electronic Music & Recording Media
Housed in the internationally acclaimed Center for Contemporary Music, this program places you at the forefront of experimentation in new music. Your creativity will be supported by state-of-the-art technology as well as an electronic music school of students, faculty, and visiting artists who welcome new ideas.
About the Program
Directed by a core faculty of distinguished composers—including John Bischoff, Chris Brown, James Fei, Maggi Payne, and Technical Director Les Stuck—the master of fine arts (MFA) in electronic music and recording media welcomes composers and sound artists working with electronic music and electroacoustic media.
This innovative interdisciplinary program focuses on electronic and computer music, the recording arts, and experimental media. You can take courses in recording and mixing, digital and analog synthesis, music software design and programming, interactive music composition, video, and live electronic music performance. Many of these classes are offered in the studios of the Center for Contemporary Music. View the degree requirements for the MFA in electronic music and recording media.
Faculty will encourage you to explore interdisciplinary and collaborative work across disciplines, including dance, art, computer science, poetry, and literature. You’ll have access to the facilities and curriculum of Art and Technology, which provides links for students and faculty from all the fine arts disciplines, in addition to offering an undergraduate major.
You’ll also have numerous opportunities outside the classroom to perform, meet visiting artists and composers-in-residence, and hear new work and ideas. Learn more about these activities at Mills and beyond.