Music Creative Technologies Programs

Welcome New and Returning Students to the RCTC Music Department
The Music Department at RCTC welcomes you! Whether you are a music major or pursuing your musical interests as a vocation, we have many exciting opportunities available for you.  We look forward to your participation!

Career/Program Overview

RCTC’s Music Creative Technologies AFA, and the Music Technology Certificate are designed to prepare students as music technology artists in the areas of sound engineering, music production and composition, music business, and related new media such as video and lighting. The degree programs consist of a liberal art core and offer programs of study in integrated music technology and new media. The certificate program allows students to focus on music technology.


Coursework may include: Electronic Music Composition I and II, Audio Production I and II, Music, Video Lights I and II, Music Production, private instrument and/or voice study, musicianship I and II, and large and small music ensemble participation.

Program/Degree Options

RCTC’s offers an Associate in Fine Arts Degree Program in Music Creative Medias (60 credits), and a Certificate Program in Music Technology (20 credits).

Program Start Date(s)

Programs can be started when courses start at the beginning of any semester. Some courses may be offered only once a year. Check the RCTC catalog for course availability by semester. Consult your academic advisor for your program of study.

Career Opportunities/Information

Careers generally fit five main categories: (1) Music Production/Engineering, (2) Music Creation, (3) Music Performance, (4) Music Education, and (5) Music Business. The subcategories are varied in each of the five primary categories: for example, Music Production Engineering includes career opportunities in studio engineering, radio/TV/film production, sound equipment engineering, small and large recording studio

operations, among others.  Other career opportunities include music composition, performance, video game, audio creation and engineering.  Music Business includes work in entertainment management, entertainment law, among many other opportunities.


Rochester Community and Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

An articulation agreement for Music Creative Technologies Associate in Fine Arts Degree Program has been established between RCTC and Mankato State University.

For additional information on the most current list of RCTC program articulations see us at

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Gainful Employment Programs

The U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) gainful employment regulations require disclosure of certain program information for programs that lead to certificates or diplomas and are financial aid eligible.

The most current RCTC gainful employment information can be found at

Overview content updated: 2018-06-05