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Music Theory and Composition - Songwriting

New York University

Master
12 months
Duration
21540 USD/year
21540 USD/year
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About

In the Music Theory and Composition - Songwriting program from New York University you'll take private lessons in composition, develop specific skills and sensibilities, and acquire a set of tools and techniques necessary to build a career in the constantly evolving music industry.

Overview

While the use of music in media has never been greater, the challenge of building a career in music has become increasingly multilayered. As you prepare for a career in songwriting, you will be exposed to central aspects of the art, craft, and commerce. 

In the Music Theory and Composition - Songwriting program from New York University, you'll take classes in songwriting history and criticism, song analysis, studio production techniques, the business structure of the music industry, and recording technology, and participate in the Songwriters Forum, a seminar geared toward developing the art and craft of writing popular songs. In this series of master classes, you'll write and develop your songs, receive feedback from professional songwriters, and collaborate with other lyricists and composers.

Performance Opportunities

You'll have the opportunity to have your work performed by NYU performance groups and ensembles and to collaborate with performers, dancers, and actors in NYU Steinhardt's Music Technology, Jazz Studies, and Instrumental and Vocal Performance programs, as well as with other New York City musicians and artists. 

You'll participate in our weekly Composers Forum, where you will meet and work with world-renowned composers and performers, prepare two student showcases per semester, and attend highlights in the New York City new music concert season.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Songwriters’ Forum
  • Songwriting History & Criticism: 14 Songs 
  • Private Composition (Songwriting)
  • Composers Forum
  • Seminar in Composition
  • Contemporary Scoring

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

39 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Résumé/CV 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Transcripts 
  • Proficiency in English 
  • Portfolio 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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