Come learn about - and help create - the future of global popular music in Europe's most exciting, vibrant metropolis.
Currently experiencing a major renaissance, Berlin is a historic world capital and an electrifying cultural center for artistic creativity. The city has long been an inspirational haven for artists from all over the world, and in the aftermath of its 20th century political turbulence and upheaval, Berlin boasts inexpensive rent and a vibrant nightlife scene featuring world-class clubs like Berghain and Tresor. Having long attracted and inspired American musicians like Lou Reed and British artists like David Bowie, Berlin has a distinct and mythic musical history.
Drawing on the strengths of Berlin as a multicultural world capital and a preeminent destination for a wide range of musical and sonic innovation, the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music has created a unique and groundbreaking study abroad program that focuses on pop music experimentalism and the avant-garde. We push the envelope to consider the future of music production, business, technology and emergent media, performance, songwriting and journalism.
You will be able to learn about the fascinating past, present and future of music making in Germany and Europe at large, and you’ll be able to practice your craft and learn about the arts and emergent media scene while meeting and working with influential Berlin-based industry professionals.
The following courses are open to all NYU students. However, priority will be given to Recorded Music majors. Students must enroll in core program courses, as well as additional complementary general education or elective courses, in order to complete a full-time, 16-credit semester.
Recorded Music majors are required to take:
- German Language (4 units)
- REMU-UT 9810 Conversations in the Global Music Business: From Cryptocurrency to Big Data to the Future of Copyright (2 units)
- REMU-UT 9811 Popular Music in Germany: History, Culture, Politics (2 units)
PLUS, 8 additional units that may be fulfilled with any of the below elective courses or other general education or elective courses offered via NYU-Berlin.
WHAT COURSES SHOULD YOU TAKE?
Depending upon your entrepreneurial focus within the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, enrollment in the following courses is suggested:
Check-in Date: August 21, 2017 (not earlier)
Check-out Date: December 15, 2017
Fall 2017: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 5:00PM ET
For more information, please view our Admissions Calendar.
Please note that this program is mandatory for all Recorded Music majors. If space becomes available, the application will be opened to non-majors. If you are a non-Recorded Music major, you should apply via the Tisch Special Programs Study Abroad application portal using the Apply button below.
Please note that currently the application is closed to non-Recorded Music majors.
- Academic Year 2016-2017 Full-time Tuition, 12-18 unit flat rate per term: $25,705
Additional Fees Include:
- Nonrefundable Registration and Services Fee: $1,236
- NYU Housing: Visit the NYU Berlin website for options and costs
Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.
Visit the Office of Global Programs for additional study abroad costs.
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
There are opportunities for financial assistance to study abroad.
Please review the Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad page for more information.
Visit the NYU Berlin website for housing options and descriptions.