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Master of Music
Music Technology

Earn a master’s degree in Music Technology and pursue research and advanced skills in areas including sound recording, recorded music, music production, live sound, electronic music, signal processing, immersive audio, XR (AR/VR) systems, music cognition, music informatics, machine learning, and more.

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Master of Music in Music Technology

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Your 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. 

Throughout your program, you will:

  • 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
  • Demonstrate competence in public oral presentation of your artistic and scholarly work

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 screen scoring.

The Music Technology Program has built relationships with industry leaders around the world as well as local recording studios, media companies, and performance venues where students have gained research opportunities and internships that have often led to permanent employment opportunities.


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Program Benefits for International Students

If you’re an international student, you may be able to work in the United States after graduation for an extended period of time. Most students studying on F-1 visas will be eligible for 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) off-campus work authorization. F-1 students in our program may also be eligible for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) OPT extension, allowing you to extend your time in the United States to pursue degree-related work experience for a total of 36 months or 3 years. For more information on who can apply for this extension visit NYU’s Office of Global Services: STEM OPT.

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