Undergraduate Program - Music Technology

Undergraduate Program - Music Technology

A Liberal Arts Education with Specialized Study in Music Technology

In this bachelor of music program, you'll receive a solid education in music, music technology, and the liberal arts. You will study with industry leaders and have the opportunity to intern at major recording studios and media companies in the capital of the music industry. Graduates are prepared for careers in fields like sound engineering, post-production, electronic music, software development, and multimedia.

Music Technology - What You'll Learn.
What You'll Learn
  • Recording and post-production techniques
  • Computer/ electronic music synthesis
  • Musical acoustics
  • Digital and analog electronics
  • Music theory and history
  • Aural comprehension
  • Keyboard harmony and improvisation
  • Electronics and recording technology

See the curriculum and requirements for this degree. 

Music Technology - How You'll Learn.
How You'll Learn

A Full Liberal Arts Education with Specialized Music Technology Studies 
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 technology courses such as recording technology, audio for video, and electronic technology. As part of your degree, you will spend one semester studying abroad. Our program has study abroad opportunities in both Prague and Paris. See a sample course sequence.

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. 

Accelerated BM/MM Program
With the dual BM/MM Program, you can earn a bachelor of music and a master of music in music technology in five years, saving you both time and money.

Internal Transfers
Current NYU Students: If you wish to transfer or change majors to music technology, please read the internal transfer information.

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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