Music (Interdisciplinary Digital Media), MM

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The MM program in composition with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media is designed for students who have interests and skills in unique cross sections of the arts and sciences.

The degree program expands the School of Music offerings to include areas beyond typical music coursework, allowing for expanded opportunities for personal growth. It also allows the School of Music and its students to be actively involved in current developments in the ever-changing field of media.

The state-of-the-art media facilities of the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and its hybrid arts-engineering faculty and courses are invaluable assets to music students, with resources that complement existing and future courses in electronic music.

Program offered

Music (Interdisciplinary Digital Media), MM

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Program requirements

Required Core (6 credit hours)
MTC 523 Advanced Composition (6)

Concentration (18 credit hours)
Arts, Media and Engineering coursework (9)
Music Theory and Music History (9)

Electives (2 credit hours)

Culminating Experience (6 credit hours)
AME or MTC 599 Thesis (6)

Additional Curriculum Requirements
Completion of diagnostic exams in music history and music theory is required of all new graduate music students prior to enrollment in the ASU School of Music.

Additional information on degree requirements for all graduate music programs may be found on the check sheets.

Admission Requirements

Applicants who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply.

  1. U.S. bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from an international institution officially recognized by that country
  2. "B" (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) GPA in the last 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of undergraduate course work
  3. proof of English language proficiency*

*An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency:

  • TOEFL score of at least 550 (PBT) or 80 (iBT)
  • IELTS overall band score of at least 6.5
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 60

The School of Music does not offer conditional admission under any circumstances.

Application Requirements

Application Procedures + Requirements

Audition deadlines:

The final date for ad hoc auditions is Nov. 30 for spring admission and Feb. 28 for fall admission.

Materials required to complete the application for faculty review:

  1. three letters of recommendation
  2. official transcripts
  3. international applicants: proof of English proficiency:

For more information on application deadlines, see

Applicants must fulfill both the requirements of Graduate Education and those of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

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