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Atlanta Institute of Music and Media

Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology with a focus on either Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard or Voice 

AIMM is the only Pro Tools Certification Partner Facility in Georgia.  Upon successful completion of the program, students can take their Pro Tools Certifications for FREE.  This is a huge value add that you won't find anywhere else!

Our Mission

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media provides Music and Technology Associate Degree students with the instructional environment necessary to develop both their technical and musical talents, and to acquire the skills to advance their musical aptitude and gain knowledge in the field of recording and engineering.

Best Music Technology Degree ProgramAtlanta Institute of Music and Media's Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology curriculum accomplishes this through class and practical application instruction, lab instruction, and live clinics featuring today's most well-known and innovative engineers, producers, and music industry professionals.

The curriculum is taught by professionals whose work experience, certification and/or music/engineering degrees give each instructor the background to teach the demanding curriculum.

It is the belief of the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media that music, along with its many technological facets, is the universal language and; therefore; welcomes students from diverse backgrounds.

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media serves students without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, or sexual orientation.

The program's stated objective is to provide the knowledge and assistance in producing a recorded portfolio needed to obtain employment or self-employment in music and/or production used in the world wide web, movies, television, radio, record labels, video, film, multi-media production studios, and live performance in or recording for bands and churches.

Program Description

The M&T AAS program consists of technical courses designed to provide the student with the necessary education to further his or her musical, recording and engineering abilities.

Students select an instrument of focus (Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Guitar, or Voice), and complete courses specific to that instrument, as well as recording and engineering courses.

The program is designed for the intermediate instrumentalist who also wishes to gain knowledge in the field of recording and engineering, in order to open opportunities in today's ever-changing music industry.

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.

If accepted into the M&T Program, students who remain in good standing will be eligible 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.

Music and Technology Curriculum
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Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology

with a focus in 

Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, or Voice 


Instrument-Specific Technical Courses 

Course Number Course Title Credits
BAS/DRM/GTR/KEY/VOC130   Reading I



Reading III


Reading IV

BAS/DRM/GTR/KEY/VOC120   Scales I / Technique I

Scales II / Technique II


Scales III / Technique III


Scales IV / Technique IV

Number of Instrument-Specific Credits Required 8

Interdisciplinary Technical Courses 

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 

Course Number Course Title Credits
RCD100   Pro Tools Native 101
RCD130   MIDI: Synthesis & Sequencing
RCD140   Introduction to Audio Production I

Pro Tools Native 110

RCD205   Studio Interconnect Basics

Introduction to Audio Production II


Pro Tools HD 201


Introduction to Music Production


Pro Tools HD 210M

RCD410   Science & Art of Mastering

Methods of Mixing

Number of Recording Technical Credits Required 30


General Education Courses

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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