Prepare for a successful career or doctoral study in fields such as audio engineering, production and post-production, sound editing for film and multimedia, audio mastering, signal processing, acoustics, music informatics, and game audio. You will study with industry leaders, have the opportunity to work at major recording studios and media companies in the capital of the music industry, and develop expertise within an academic setting that encourages learning by creative experimentation.
What you'll learn
- Integrate musical and technical skills
- Attain a solid foundation in all areas of music technology and specialized expertise in a focus area of music technology
- Experiment with new relationships between experimental and traditional approaches to music by collaborating with NYU Performance and Composition programs
- Develop expertise by learning through creative experimentation
- Demonstrate competence in public oral presentation of their artistic and scholarly work
See the curriculum and requirements for this degree.
How you'll learn
Core and Elective Courses
The 45-point program of study includes core classes in advanced musical acoustics, advanced computer music composition, digital signal theory, digital audio processing, and cognate elective classes. You are also required to take a music class that involves performance, such as an ensemble course, and to complete and defend a master's thesis.
Areas of Focus
You can choose to focus your studies on areas such as Recording and Production, Game Audio, Acoustics and Signal Processing, Music Perception and Cognition, Electronic and Computer Music, or Scoring for Film and Multimedia.
Hands-On Learning Opportunities
You'll have the opportunity to intern at major New York City recording studios, media companies, and performance venues such as Sony Music, Radio City Music Hall, Birdland, and the Metropolitan Opera. Internships have often led to permanent employment opportunities.