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Computer Science & Music

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What is Computer Science & Music?

This major is for students interested in pursuing a career in music technology, music composition, or audio technology. Your degree will prepare you for the changing music production industry. You’ll take courses in music theory, musicianship, computer science, math, and more. This major will prepare you to challenge the status quo in music composition and explore new avenues of expression. You must submit a portfolio and pass an interview before being accepted into this program.

Career Options

  • Arrangement
  • Arts administration
  • Equipment technology
  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Instrument services
  • Music editing
  • Music engineering & mixing
  • Music performance
  • Music promotion
  • Music publishing
  • Music recording
  • Research
  • Teaching

Post-Graduation Success1

87% employed or continuing education

56% employed after graduation

31% attending graduate school

$50,503 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Arc Worldwide, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Solstice View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

31 - 34 ACT score

SAT score: N/A

High school GPA: N/A

Graduation & Retention3

4.1 years to degree

89% freshman retention rate

63% four-year graduation rate

77% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,040
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $36,394

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,182
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $53,876

International

  • Tuition: $39,400
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $59,094
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