NYU/BMI Scoring for Advertising Workshop

Writing for advertising requires the composer to keep calm under the clock, and write creative, effective music in only a few hours. This crash-course workshop is led by the prolific Soundcat Productions founder Eric Hachikian (Marco Polo, When We First Met), and featuring panelists and presentations from top industry professionals from leading ad agencies such as Keith D'Arcy (SONGS Music Publishing), Karen Macmillan (Imagem/Concord Music), and Jay Wadley (Found Objects Music Productions). In three short days, the NYU/BMI Music in Advertising Workshop will teach you how to:

  • Write quickly and efficiently, under real-world conditions
  • Write effectively for advertising’
  • Write ready-to-license production/library music

As a participant, your work will be critiqued by Eric Hachikian, industry professionals, and NYU’s acclaimed Scoring for Film and Multimedia faculty. You will also receive a mixing session with New York’s top engineers.

2018 NYU/BMI Scoring for Advertising Schedule


  • Eric Hachikian
    (Soundcat Productions)
  • Jay Wadley
    (Found Objects Music Productions)
  • Karen Macmillan
    (Concord Music Group)
  • Keith D'Arcy
    (SONGS Music Publishing)

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 9, 2017
Move Out Date: June 13, 2017

Costs & Fees
 US StudentsInternational Students
Application Fee (paid at the end of Acceptd application) $55 $55
Tuition (Participant) $584 $584
Tuition (Auditor) $265 $265
Housing and Meal Plan (if on-campus) $65 per night/shared room $65 per night/shared room
Health Insurance Not Applicable $355

Applicants can participate in multiple workshops as part of our Scoring Intensive and receive the following discounts:
Attend Two Workshops: 5% discount
Attend Three Workshops: 10% discount

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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