The first and only program of its kind, the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music offers professional leadership training for aspiring creative music entrepreneurs. The institute is the premier training ground for future music moguls.
Whether you aim to be a CEO of a record label, a record producer, or are a performing artist who wants to learn the business side of things, our courses provide you with the necessary skills - business, creative, intellectual and social – to help you succeed as leaders in an evolving music industry.
You will register for a full-time, spring semester consisting of 12-18 units. Your course load includes your core curriculum (4 units) and additional companion courses.
"I think one of my favorite aspects of studying at Tisch is not only the opportunities that ReMu offers, but just being a part of a bigger university. I love music and that’s definitely the area I hope to work in, but it’s not my only hobby, it’s not my only interest. Being a part of NYU and the Clive Davis program has given me the opportunity to kind of pursue my other interests, which I wasn’t able to do before."
— Asia Smulders,
Spring at Tisch Recorded Music, 2016
Students must take the following two core courses:
In order for aspiring music producers to realize their potential in the studio, the ability to accurately describe what is being heard, and the skill to articulate possible audio issues, is a crucial necessity. Critical listening skills can take years to develop — this course is designed to speed the process of creating a pair of “Golden Ears” and give you a head start in developing their listening. Through theoretical and practical listening exercises, students will develop this expertise.
In this course, you will acquire an in-depth, theoretical and practical knowledge of Digital Audio Workstations using the industry standard LogicPro software through a weekly, lab-based workshop. Each class meeting will be a combination of lecture and immediate application. An emphasis will be placed on getting to know Logic, 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.
Students are responsible for getting courses taken through Spring at Tisch credited to their degree program at their home college or university.
The Spring at Tisch Recorded Music track is open to full-time matriculated undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors from other colleges and universities.
You must not be on academic or disciplinary probation.
*Students who are on a leave of absence at the time of their application must have a representative of their school (e.g. an academic advisor) state via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org that they are presently on good academic and disciplinary standing with their school.
*Students taking a gap year in-between high school and college are not eligible.
The spring 2021 application will open on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM ET.
Tisch does not have direct scholarships for visiting students. We do encourage visiting students to consult with their home institutions about portable financial assistance such as Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and educational PLUS loans. The student's home institution processes these loans, which are typically applied to their NYU program via a consortium agreement. This agreement is initiated by the student at his or her home school's financial aid office, which in turn forwards the consortium form to New York University, Office of Financial Aid, 25 West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012-1119. The Office of Financial Aid can be reached at (212) 998-4444. NYU's Office of Financial Aid then confirms the student's acceptance to the program, registration, and the costs of attendance, and returns the agreement to the home institution.
To determine the amount and type of aid available, the home institution compares the costs of attending with the student's individual financial circumstances. We encourage students seeking aid to begin the financial aid process with their home school immediately after being notified of acceptance as the steps involved take a great deal of time.
There may be additional fees depending on the courses you register for. These may include, but are not limited to, lab, insurance, and projection fees.
Housing and Meal Plans
On-campus housing is limited for spring 2020.
Spring at Tisch students have the option of staying in NYU housing or living off-campus in one of the exciting neighborhoods in New York City. Meal Plans are also optional. NYU offers both traditional dorms and apartment-style residence halls; accommodations and fees vary. Details about housing options will be emailed to accepted students. Because residence hall space is at a premium, Spring at Tisch students are urged to make their NYU housing arrangements as early as possible. Learn more about NYU Housing and Meal Plans.
All eligible registered Spring at Tisch students must maintain health insurance comparable to the NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. International students are automatically enrolled in the NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Comprehensive Plan, unless students complete the online enrollment/waiver process before the semester deadline to either maintain other insurance coverage that meets the University's criteria, or to downgrade to the Basic Plan. For additional information on health insurance costs and regulations, please contact the Student Health Insurance Services Office located at 726 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-9580; telephone: (212) 443-1020; http://www.nyu.edu/shc/about/insurance.html.