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.



Cultivate your passion. Take risks. Nurture innovation. Become an entrepreneur.

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.

With a holistic approach to learning, our curriculum mandates all students focus on music business, musicianship and performance, music production, and writing, history, & emergent media. We place a special emphasis on experiential education, giving our students a competitive edge in the demanding music industry.

We encourage students to develop innovative musical ideas and envision new music business models, work collaboratively, cultivate both intellectual rigor and a willingness to experiment artistically, and to assume leadership roles in the art and commerce of creating and selling recorded music.

Please visit the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music website for application deadlines and admissions details.

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

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