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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 in either Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, or Voice.

Music and Technology Associate Degree with a focus in Guitar

Our Mission
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Our Mission at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media

When accepted into the Music and Technology Associate Program at AIMM, you will be fully immersed in a nonstop music atmosphere where both your technical and musical skills will consistently be challenged and developed.

Our stage extends beyond just performing talents and abilities. Musically gifted students at AIMM also acquire the skills to advance their aptitude and knowledge in the field of recording and engineering. As music is shifting to more Do-It-Yourself and home-recording methods, this information is invaluable to the current digital musician.

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.

This makes our Music and Technology curriculum incredibly engaging and supportive, just ask our successful AIMM Alumni.

Learn From Proven Industry-Leaders

At AIMM, we fully understand the amount of passion creative students like you bring into our recording studios and practice rooms. That is why we are so selective when bringing in our dedicated and industry-leading professionals to instruct our courses.

By learning from musicians who have already blazed their own trail, our students are fortunate to learn many tips and tricks every day throughout the course.

As Discrimination Free as the Music You Love

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media also understands that music is not specific to one country. It is a universal language. Therefore, students of all different backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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

If you have passion for music, we want you.

Capitalize On Your Passion for Music

You will not only graduate from AIMM with an Associate Degree in Music and Technology, but it is our goal that you will also have put together an impressive portfolio of your work and musical abilities.

This portfolio will benefit you and help with finding employment, or self-employment, in music or production industry.

Your experience and diverse portfolio of skills will make you a prime candidate for not only record labels, but also video games, movies, television, radio, multi-media production studios, and more.

Your career opportunities will be endless if you make your first step AIMM. 

Program Description

If you’re looking to push your technical skills to the next level through intricately designed courses, then the Music and Technology Associate Degree is perfect for you.

We believe in developing well-rounded musicians along with allowing students to dive further into an instrument they already love. Therefore, you can choose an instrument of focus (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, or Voice) along with learning invaluable information covering recording and engineering.

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The more skills you can master and develop as a musician, the more appealing and prepared you will be for the music business.

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

Student Success Timeline

This 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.

This Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) certification will set you apart from others and can be a great asset when searching for a job in your field.

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 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 - Guitar Focus

Course Number Course Title Credits
GTR130   Reading I
GTR230   Reading II
GTR330   Reading III
GTR430   Reading IV
GTR120   Scales I 
GTR220   Scales II 
GTR320   Scales III 
GTR420   Scales IV
Number of Instrument-Specific Credits Required 8

Interdisciplinary Technical Courses - Guitar 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 - Guitar 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
REC410   Science & Art of Mastering
REC435   Methods of Mixing
Number of Recording Technical Credits Required 30


Music and Technology: General Education Courses - Guitar 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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