NYU Summer Music Technology Intensive

Summer Programs

NYU Summer Music Technology Intensive

The NYU Summer Music Technology Intensive is designed for college-level students who have a background in music and a strong interest or some background in music technology. This two-week program will focus on a combination of sound recording & production, and electronic music. This hands-on program will include lectures, labs, and daily studio time in NYU Music Technology’s state-of-the-art studios. The program’s curriculum will be complemented by guest speakers from the audio engineering and electronic music industry, as well as discussions about advanced topics such as sound effects editing, experimental music and the latest research in music technology.

We will engage the following topics:

  • Microphones
  • Mastering
  • Mixing
  • Field Recording
  • Physics of Sound
  • Sound Effects and Sound Design
  • Electronic Music
  • Algorithmic Composition

Daily activities include morning lectures and workshops taught by NYU music tech faculty and staff, guided labs and tutorials as well as afternoon collaborative studio time, where students will work together to record, produce, and work in the electronic music studios. The program concludes with a technology exhibition. Students will leave the program with new-found skills and ideas for the future, as well as new works for their artistic and/or business portfolios.

Minimum age allowed in NYU on-campus housing for a MPAP Summer Program is 15 years old.

  • Housing is not required, students may commute and will not be charged for housing/meal plan. Residential students will be housed in Weinstein Hall.
  • Summer housing application instructions are provided to admitted students only.
Meal Plan
  • Students staying in housing are required to have a meal plan (automatically assigned to student accounts when assigned a room in a residence hall).
  • 10 meals and 30 Dining Dollars per week (if desired, admitted students can increase meal plan)

Move In Date: June 17, 2018
Move Out Date: June 30, 2018

Cost and Fees
 US StudentsInternational Students
Application Fee (paid at the end of Acceptd application) $55 $55
Non-Credit Tuition $2,499 $2,499
Housing and Meal Plan (if on-campus) $850 $850
Health Insurance Not Applicable $355 Comprehensive Plan

Accepted students will confirm their attendance once they have paid the enrollment deposit (detailed instructions provided in acceptance email). Residential students will have successfully registered for housing once they have paid the housing deposit and completed the housing application (sent via email after student confirms their attendance).

$150 Enrollment deposit:
  • Accepted applicants will make an enrollment deposit of $150 in order to confirm their attendance to their NYU MPAP Summer Program. Payment instructions are provided within the initial acceptance email.
$500 Housing deposit:
  • If staying in on-campus housing, students are required to pay a $500 deposit to reserve a space in housing.
  • The housing deposit is a portion of the housing charges, and is NOT a separate or added fee.
  • The housing deposit is applied to any housing charges on your bill. Any excess balance remaining will be applied to tuition fees or refunded to the student.

Please note: Application Fee, Enrollment Deposit and Housing Deposit are not refundable.

Paying the remaining balance

After paying the deposit(s), students are responsible for paying the remaining balance prior to the start of the program. While the remaining tuition may be posted immediately after deposits are made, the remaining housing bills are not sent until 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Payment by credit card is not accepted by the Bursar's office to pay remaining balances, please contact the Bursars Office directly for questions about payment.

All fees, tuition and housing costs are charged to the students eSuites (online student billing system and personal account) via the NYU Bursars Office. Read instructions on accessing the eSuites account.

For information, see the Summer Finances page.

All communications and admission decisions are provided via email (email account used when application was created).

Many program directors make admission decisions on a rolling basis once a completed application is received. However, applicants can expect to receive a final admissions decision email no later than two weeks after the final application deadline date.

Students interested in financial aid should complete and submit the Scholarship Application that is sent to you once you complete the application process.

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