New York University offers Bachelor's degree programs in the continuously expanding field of Music Technology. Located in New York City, the capital of the music industry, our Washington Square campus borders the city's Greenwich Village and SoHo districts, which have long been considered the center of New York's artistic community.
The Music Technology Program prepares students for careers in Audio Mastering, Audio-Visual Production and Post Production, Multimedia, Recording Engineering, Scoring for Film and Multimedia, and Software Development. Students are allowed to develop expertise within an academic setting where learning by creative experimentation is encouraged.
To obtain a Bachelor's degree in Music Technology, a student must successfully complete 128 points, including required and elective classes. The Music Technology program at NYU was designed to offer each student a solid foundation in all areas of music technology, while giving the flexibility to obtain specialized expertise in the area of music and audio technology of greatest interest to each student. Full descriptions of point requirements and course requirements are outlined in the Requirements section.
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Undergraduate Program - Music Technology
General Curriculum - Undergraduate
Music Technology Suggested 4-year Sequence of Classes Year 1 Fall Spring MPATC-UE 0035 Music Theory I 2 MPATC-UE 0036 Music Theory II 2 MPATC-UE 0006 Aural Comprehension I 1 MPATC-UE 0007 Aural Comprehension II 1 MPAPE-UE 0072 Keyboard Harmony & Improv I 1 MPAPE-UE 0073 Keyboard Harmony & Improv II 1 EXPOS-UA 0001 Writing the Essay 4 ACE-UE 0110 The Advanced College Essay 4 MAP Requirement * see bottom of page for description 4 MAP Requirement * see bottom of page for description 4 MPATE-UE 1037 Electronic Music Synthesis 3 MPATE-UE 1817 Electronics Technology I 3 (or MPATE-UE 1047 Computer Music Synthesis) MPATE-UE 1827 Electronics Tech Lab 4 MPATE-UE 1801 Music Tech Fundamentals 3 MPATE-UE009 Collegium & Program Seminar 0 SAHS-UE 0001 New Student Seminar 0 MPATE-UE xxxx Music Elective (lesson) 2 MPATE-UE009 Collegium & Program Seminar 0 Total Credits 18 18 Year 2 Fall Spring MPATE-UE009 Collegium & Program Seminar 0 MPATE-UE009 Collegium & Program Seminar 0 MAP Requirement * see bottom of page for description 4 MAP Requirement * see bottom of page for description 4 MPATC-UE 0008 Aural Comprehension III 1 MPATC-UE 0009 Aural Comprehension IV 1 MPATC-UE 0037 Music Theory III 2 MPATC-UE 0038 Music Theory IV 2 MPAPE-UE 0074 Keyboard Harmony Improv III 1 MPAPE-UE 0075 Keyboard Harmony Improv IV 1 MPATC-UE 1067 Music History I 2 MPATC-UE 1068 Music History II 2 MPATE-UE 1818 Electronics Technology II 3 MPATE-UE 1003 Recording Technology II 3 MPATE-UE 1828 Electronics Tech Lab II 1 MPAxx-UE xxxx Performance Ensemble 1 MPATE-UE 1001 Recording Technology I 3 xxxxx-xx xxxx Music Elective or Guided Specialization 3 MPAxx-UE xxxx Performance Ensemble 3 Total Credits 18 17 Year 3 Fall Spring MPATE-UE009 Collegium & Program Seminar 0 MPATE-UE009 Collegium & Program Seminar 0 MAP Requirement * see bottom of page for description 4 xxxxx-xx xxxx Liberal Arts Elective 4 MPATE-UE 1011 Concert Recording I 2 xxxxx-xx xxxx Guided Specialization 3 MPATE-UE 1010 Audio for Video I 3 MPATE-UE 1225 Audio for Video II (or another Guided Specialization) 3 MPATE-UE 1008 Studio Maintenance I (or Guided Specialization) 3 MPATC-UE 1078 Music History IV 2 MPATC-UE 1077 Music History III 2 MPAxx-xx xxxx Performance Ensemble 1 MPAxx-xx xxxx Performance Ensemble 1 MPATE-UE xxxx Music Elective (lesson) 2 MPATE-UE xxxx Music Elective 2 Total Credits 17 15 Year 4 Fall Spring MPATE-UE009 Collegium & Program Seminar 0 MPATE-UE009 Collegium & Program Seminar 0 MPATE-UE 1035 Musical Acoustics 3 MPATC-UE 1505 Performing Arts in Western Civilization 4 MPATE-UE 1820 Music Technology Internship 1 MPATE-UE 1820 Music Technology Internship 2 xxxxx-xx xxxx Guided Specialization 4 xxxxx-xx xxxx Guided Specialization 4 MPATE-UE xxxx Music Elective 3 xxxxx-xx xxxx Liberal Arts Elective 4 MPATE-UE xxxx Music Elective 3 Total Credits 18 10 Total Credits Overall 131
*MAP Requirement: Math, Comp. Sci., Science, Culture, Language