A Technology and Applied Composition student during a recording at Sony Studios
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Free your imagination.

"Forging a new identity for the 21st-century composer" — New York Times

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Get ready for a career on the edge of art and technology.

Since its inception only a few years ago, the Technology and Applied Composition (TAC) program has taken off like no one could have imagined. This highly exclusive course of study gives students a direct path into the worlds of film scoring, video game sound design, and other rewarding musical avenues. Featuring instruction from some of the most visible composers in the industry today, the TAC music degree readies you for a cutting-edge compositional life, bridging art and technology in the most dynamic ways imaginable.

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SFCM changed global music education in 2020 by acquiring management company Opus3 Artists, home to over 250 top musicians. Masterclasses, recording sessions, and side-by-sides with members of the Opus 3 roster are only the beginning of our work together to invent the future of performances.
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We look forward to your visit! Contact the Office of Admissions to take a tour of our facilities. You can also contact the TAC faculty directly to arrange a consultative lesson.

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TAC Soundboard


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SFCM’s TAC studios are the best around. They feature the latest versions of all major digital audio workstations on the market, as well as top-of-the-line hardware to suit your every recording and mixing need.