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Recording  +  Drums

Master your craft + Pro Tools HD, Electronic Music Production, Live Sound, Mixing, and the Science at Art of Mastering!


In addition to its existing vocational programs, Atlanta Institute of Music and Media offers an Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology with a focus on either Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, or Voice.

Music and Technology Associate Degree with Focus on Drums

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Our Mission at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media

When you are accepted into the Music and Technology program at AIMM, you will be fully engaged in an immersive music atmosphere where your music and technical skills will consistently be developed and tested.

Our school’s “stage” extends far beyond just learning how to perform well. You will gain the skills necessary to advance your knowledge and aptitude in the field of recording and engineering, as well.

As the music continues to shift to a more “do-it-yourself” approach, we have discovered these engineering and recording skills are invaluable.

All of this information is successfully taught and experienced in state-of-the-art recording studios along with standard lab instruction and live clinics featuring today’s most well-known innovative engineers, producers, and industry professionals.

Our multi-faceted coursework approach keeps the curriculum fresh and engaging, just ask our AIMM Alumni.

Be Trained By Proven Music Industry-Leaders

At AIMM, the level of creativity and passion students like you pour into your music is clear. It is obvious in our recording studios and practice rooms. That is precisely why we are so determined to bring in dedicated and industry-leading instructors to teach our courses.

Our students constantly learn exciting tips and tricks every day from being educated by our extraordinary instructors.

As Discrimination Free as the Music You Adore

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media comprehends that music is not specific to one region or country. It is a widely universal language. Therefore, students of every background are encouraged to apply to AIMM.

There is no discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

If you are passionate about music, creating, and producing, we want you at our school.

Make the Most of Your Music Passion

AIMM’s Music and Technology curriculum’s goal is provide each and every student with the recorded portfolio necessary to obtain employment or self-employment in music and/or production.

This is not limited to only music, however. This achievable goal extends to television, video, radio, multi-media production studios, and video games.

There are endless opportunities at AIMM for aspiring musicians, and your first step begins with applying to our music college. Click here for more information and begin your journey and elevate your skills at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media.

Program Description

IBest Drumming Music Collegef you are looking to increase your drumming abilities and technical skills through proven and intricately designed coursework, then the Music and Technology Degree is perfect for you.

Our philosophy is to develop well-rounded musicians with a strong focus regarding an instrument they already love. Therefore, you can choose an instrument focus (Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, or Voice) along with discovering valuable information about engineering and recording.

As a musician, you should take advantage of every skill you can master. This adds appeal when preparing for work in the music business and AIMM will help you every step of the way.

Important note: The Music and Technology Degree is intended for intermediate musicians. We require that you show proficiency on the instrument of your focus as detailed in the Admissions procedures.

Student Success Timeline

The Music and Technology Program can be completed in 18 months of accelerated studies, 24 months of full-time enrollment, or 30 months of ¾ time enrollment. The opportunities and choices are there to make it easiest on you and your lifestyle.

Upon completion of this program, students in good standing will not only graduate with an Associate Degree but will also be given the opportunity to take AVID Certification Exams to become Pro Tools certified.

Students in the program are required to complete the requisite number of General Education credits and if students wish to transfer General Education credits completed at other institutions, they must be demonstrate appropriate comparability to AIMM.

The opportunities are endless at AIMM and your first step begins with applying. Click the link below to begin your journey confidently at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media.

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Program Curriculum
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Instrument-Specific Technical Courses - Drum Focus

Course Number Course Title Credits
DRM130   Reading I
DRM230   Reading II
DRM330   Reading III
DRM430   Reading IV
DRM120   Technique I
DRM220   Technique II
DRM320   Technique III
DRM420   Technique IV
Number of Instrument-Specific Credits Required 8

Interdisciplinary Technical Courses - Drum Focus

Course Number Course Title Credits
INT100   Performance I
INT200   Performance II
INT300   Performance III
INT400   Performance IV
INT301   Studio Performance III
INT401   Studio Performance IV
INT105   Skills Lab
INT145   Music Theory Essentials I
INT245   Music Theory Essentials II
INT495   Music Business
Number of Interdisciplinary Credits Required 32


Recording and Engineering Technical Courses - Drum Focus

Course Number Course Title Credits
RCD100   Pro Tools Native 101
RCD130   MIDI: Synthesis & Sequencing
RCD140   Introduction to Audio Production I
RCD200   Pro Tools Native 110
RCD205   Studio Interconnect Basics
RCD240   Introduction to Audio Production II
RCD300   Pro Tools HD 201
RCD340   Introduction to Music Production
RCD400   Pro Tools HD 210M
RCD410   Science & Art of Mastering
RCD435   Methods of Mixing
Number of Recording Technical Credits Required 30


Music and Technology: General Education Courses - Drum Focus 

Course Number Course Title Credits
HUM110   Finding Poetry in Songwriting
HUM115   Writing for Job Readiness
HUM120   Contemporary Music Survey I
HUM125   Contemporary Music Survey II
SOC110   Survey of World Music
SOC120   The Sociology of Popular Music
SCI110   Introduction to Electronics
SCI120   Physics of Sound and Music
MAT110   Accounting and Tax Essentials for Entrepreneurs
MAT120   Mathematical Foundations of Music
Total Available Credit Hours 30
The minimum requirement for general education credits is 23, with at least one
course from each of the four areas. Since AIMM’s general education courses are
three credits each, the student will take a total of eight general education courses.
Minimum Number of General Education Credits Required 24
Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology — Total Credit Hours 94

To better serve our students, curriculum is subject to change.
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