Performance Technology - Minor

The Minor in Performance Technology is open to all majors. It gives students research experiences through interdisciplinary technology-based performances.

Required courses in the minor include an introductory survey of essential concepts and skills (PERF 202) and a capstone course in Intermedia Performance based on interdisciplinary collaboration (PERF 402). Additional courses in the minor are drawn from the Music, Performance Studies, or Theatre Arts curricula focusing on advanced applications and analysis of technology in performance including consideration of aural, visual, and human components; sensors and actuators; data and programming; construction; and composition, design, improvisation, and devised performance. Students are encouraged to propose or apply for unique performance and research experiences (PERF 483 and PERF 491) in order to build their portfolios and better align their coursework with their professional goals.

PERF 202Introduction to Performance Technology3
PERF 402Intermedia Performance3
Select four of the following:12
Music and Technology
Recording and the Producer
Electronic Composition
Performance Practicum
New Technology for Designers
Design as Performance
Total Semester Credit Hours18

A minimum of six semester credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.

Students must make a grade of "C" or better in all courses.

The capstone course, PERF 402, allows students to integrate and apply knowledge and skills pertaining to technology-based performance in interdisciplinary collaborative projects.