Dual BM/MM in Music Technology

Dual BM/MM in Music Technology

An Accelerated Dual Degree

Earn a bachelor of music and a master of music in music technology in five years. Apply to the program in your sophomore or junior year as an undergraduate, then start coursework that counts toward your master's degree during your senior year. This accelerated dual degree will save you both time and money, allowing you to jump-start your career in sound engineering, film scoring, multimedia, and software development. 

What You'll Learn
  • How to integrate musical and technical skills
  • A solid foundation in all areas of music technology and specialized expertise in the area of music and audio technology
  • Music history and theory
  • Aural comprehension
  • Keyboard harmony and improvisation
  • Digital audio processing, digital signal theory, and advanced musical acoustics
  • New relationships between experimental and traditional approaches to music through collaborations with the NYU Music Performance and Composition programs

See a sample course sequence and a list of program requirements for this dual degree.

How You'll Learn

A Full Liberal Arts Education and Specialized Graduate-Level Study  
To complete your bachelor's degree, you will complete a range of liberal arts core courses, as well as core music classes in music history, music theory, aural comprehension, and keyboard harmony and improvisation. You will also take music specialization courses on subjects such as applied counterpoint, orchestration, and conducting. The master's curriculum includes coursework in advanced musical acoustics, advanced computer music composition, digital signal theory, and digital audio processing, as well as performance and elective classes tailored to your areas of interest. 

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. 

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 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 and how, see NYU’s Office of Global Services: STEM OPT.

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