New York University Tisch School of the Arts

Tisch School of the Arts at New York University was founded in 1965 in New York City. It is the country’s preeminent center for the study of the performing, cinematic and emerging media arts.

Artists and scholars come from around the world to study acting, dance, design, performance, film, animation, writing for musical theatre, stage, screen & television, preservation, recorded music, photography, interactive media, games, and public policy. Our faculty are renowned professional artists and scholars, providing students with hands on training.

The Clive Davis Institute is the first and only program of its kind to provide professional business and artistic training toward a B.F.A in Recorded Music. We aim to provide students with the necessary skills — business, creative, and intellectual — so that they might emerge as visionary creative entrepreneurs in the evolving music industry.

During the summer sophomores and juniors (rising juniors and seniors) can spend four weeks with us and receive specialized training in music business entrepreneurship alongside direct instruction on the latest studio hardware to create and distribute commercially successful recordings.  This unique educational experience will immerse you in the heart of the music industry.

During the program, you become entrepreneurs-in-training by studying how music is recorded, produced, and distributed to consumers. To complement the technical training based in the department’s audio workstation lab and world-class Dennis Riese Family Recording Studio, you will also learn how music companies are conceptualized, created, and grown as well as how new technologies are changing the way we hear music. Exposure to a wide range of current practices, as well as to those executives and artists changing the rules in the new digital era, are core components of this instruction. There are excursions to record labels, music festivals, and more.


Photo Credits
Lead photo: Roy Rochlin; Gallery photos: Joe Martinez

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