January Courses for Visiting Students

JANUARY TERM COURSES

January 4th - 22nd!
Every winter break, the Clive Davis Institute offers select courses for non-majors in music production and writing/history.  Students from NYU can register for our courses online via ALBERT, and anyone with a high school diploma can apply to become a visiting student!
Click here to see our January schedule! (Simply filter for January)

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"We Resist" Part of Winter Jazzfest, Toshi Reagon's band, Photo: Steven Pisano

Digital Audio Workstations: ProTools

During this course, students will acquire an in-depth, theoretical and practical knowledge of Digital Audio Workstations using the industry standard Pro Tools software through a weekly, lab-based workshop. Each class will be a combination of lecture and immediate application.  An emphasis will be placed on getting to know Pro Tools, getting inside Pro Tools, creating sessions, working with media in sessions, audio recording, audio editing, file management techniques, MIDI recording, editing techniques, mixing techniques, backups and stereo mix-down.

To enroll, once you have accessed ALBERT find REMU-UT 1020. There is a lab fee for this course.

Engineering the Record I

Engineering the Record I familiarizes students with the practical aspects of the recording process in the studio by examining the theory, techniques, and science of sound recording.  Students will be introduced to the basics of recording studios and sessions through lectures, demonstrations, supplemental reading and assignments carried out in the studio.  In tandem with learning the mechanics of the process, students begin to develop their critical listening skills and audio vocabulary.  Topics include: the propagation of sound and instrument radiation patterns, hearing and perception, microphones and microphone technique, analog signal flow, and signal processing.

To enroll, once you have accessed ALBERT find REMU-UT 1040. There is a lab fee for this course.

The Virtual Producer: Beats & Beatmaking

This course will cover various professional Music Production Techniques & Strategies such as: Sampling (& Sample Chopping), Drum Programming / Drum Design, Synthesis & Sound Design, Music Theory (in the context of Music Production), MIDI Editing, as well as numerous Mixing Techniques. Over the course of the class, through the utilization and knowledge of these various skills, students will learn how to create Original Music Compositions & Productions. The primary DAW platform for the course is Ableton. While a Beatmaker / Composer / Producer must be well versed in the application of various software and hardware tools, as well as the many Production skills & techniques, they must also have artistic vision and creative efficacy. So while the course is about Music / Beat Construction and the tools involved, there will also be a strong emphasis on innovative envision, inventive mobility, and how to think / strategize like a Music Producer.

To enroll, once you have accessed ALBERT find REMU-UT 1016. There is a lab fee for this course.