Are you a self-starter? Are you a forward-thinking leader? Do you have a deep intellectual curiosity? Do you thrive on collaboration?
How We Define Creative Entrepreneur: A passionate self-starter who draws on his/her innovative vision and business acumen – often with unconventional flair – to launch a successful, unique enterprise. It's our mission at The Clive Davis Institute to provide a training ground for future music industry leaders, so we're looking for aspiring producers, performers, executives, journalists, songwriters and tech visionaries with a strong potential to succeed as creative entrepreneurs in a constantly changing business.
Creative Portfolio Submission
There are two required steps to successfully complete your application for admission:
Complete the Common App - with the NYU Supplement - and submit to Undergraduate Admissions (this academic requirement is different for NYU internal transfers).
Prepare a creative portfolio and submit via Slideroom (you will be charged a $10 fee to use this service, payable with credit or debit card).
You must clearly label and upload the following Creative Portfolio components to Slideroom:
In preparing your Creative Portfolio, please note that you do not necessarily need to have experience in the music industry, nor do you need to have access to resources, to demonstrate your vision, creativity and passion, and your potential for success in the music industry. Have fun, and be creative.
The Clive Davis Institute Slideroom application becomes available for Fall 202020 applicants on September 1. Once the application is live, you are invited to register and upload your Creative Portfolio until the deadline. Once you’ve registered, you may step away and come back at any time until the final deadline. Once you click submit, you may no longer edit your creative portfolio.
Please note that for artistic programs such as those at Tisch, NYU requests that you submit your Common Application one month before the deadline. While we do not recommend waiting till the last minute, there is no penalty to your application so long as you submit your materials before the deadlines below.
- Early Decision I - due November 1
- Early Decision II - due January 1
- Regular Decision - due January 1
- Internal Transfer - due March 1
- External Transfer - due April 1
"Our students have boundless amounts of musical creativity, business acumen and are technologically savvy. In recruiting students for the Clive Davis Institute, we look for applicants who are driven, passionate, forward-thinking, self-motivated and well-rounded. Like the great music moguls past and present, our students must have a strong sense of self and a creative ability to imagine how they might one day transform the music industry for the better."
– Jason King, Associate Professor