NYU Abu Dhabi
In the NYUAD Arts Center students can work on projects and learn contemporary techniques in music production and technology using state-of-the art recording studios, attend educational workshops, access performance and project spaces, engage with world-renowned artists, and participate in undergraduate research projects through student assistantships.
At NYU Abu Dhabi, Music is taught from transnational and interdisciplinary perspectives. Students are connected with local and regional music and media scenes in the UAE, MENA, East Africa, and India through artist visits, field trips, and other opportunities. Students on a semester study away can take courses to fulfill major or elective requirements and take advantage of small class sizes. Classes at NYUAD have an average size of 14. Students come from over 115 countries. For more information on courses and study abroad at NYUAD, please visit NYU Global Programs.
Music Technology Courses
- Mixing & Mastering Techniques
- Recording and Production Techniques
- Introduction to Musical Programming 1–An Introduction to Max
- Intro to Musical Programming 2–Generative Music and Max for Live
- Fundamentals of Digital Audio–Introduction to Pro Tools
- Advanced Musical Programming
- Immersive Audio for Storytelling for Motion Picture
Music Studies Courses
- Arab Music Cultures
- Engaging Khaleeji Musical Heritage: An Introduction to Applied Ethnomusicology
- Popular Music in the Arab World
- African Popular Music
- Music: Conflict, Protest, and Peace
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Histories & Revolutions: Afro-American Music Traditions to the Beatles
- Musical Theatre Since 1850: A Mirror of Society
- Music and Copyright
Music Practice Electives
- For individuals and groups, including cello, clarinet, flute, oud, piano, saxophone, Arabic percussion, trumpet, and violin
Other Music and Music-Related Electives
- Anthropology of Music 2
- Music Histories and Historiography 1
- Audiovisual Ethnography: Music and Heritage
- Listening Islam
- Communications Lab
- New Interfaces of Musical Expression
Business and Economics Courses for Music Business Majors
- Intermediate Microeconomics
- Business and Technology
- Intermediate Macroeconomics
- Ethics, Technology, and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Principles of Marketing
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- Management & Organizations
Students have access to coursework that fulfills foreign language and liberal arts core requirements and can take electives from the Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering, and multidisciplinary programs at NYU Abu Dhabi, such as Arab Crossroads, Legal Studies, Interactive Media, African Studies, Environmental Studies, Design, and Urbanization. Students are encouraged to discuss course applicability with their advisors and check course listings for availability.
Students will also have access to the NYUAD Career Development Center (CDC) to seek internship opportunities and career advice, join Student Interest Groups (SIGs), or volunteer time in various programs through the Office of Community Outreach. Additionally, students can benefit from the facilities of the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center, and the athletics and fitness centers.
Abu Dhabi is home to a unique population hailing from everywhere from the Arab world to the South Asian subcontinent, South East Asia, Africa, Europe, and beyond. The UAE’s infrastructure and geographic location make it a hub for internal and external travel whether in the Middle East, farther afield or at home in the UAE. To find out more about NYU Abu Dhabi, visit their website.
How to Apply
Visit the NYU Office of Global Programs website for a complete list of current course offerings and application guidelines. Financial aid and scholarships are available to NYU students.Learn More
On-site staff provide support for you during your time abroad. Orientation, trips, student clubs, and language exchanges throughout the semester help you connect with your host culture. Housing varies by location and is guaranteed to all students.
Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
35 West Fourth Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012-1120