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 affordable 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.
Note: Non-Recorded Music majors may apply to study abroad in this program, but priority admission will given to Recorded Music majors. Elective courses will be filled pending space availability.
Students must enroll in core program courses, as well as additional complementary liberal arts or elective courses, in order to complete a full-time, 16-credit semester.
Students are required to take:
- German Language (4-6 units)
- REMU-UT 9810 Conversations in the Global Music Business: From Cryptocurrency to Big Data to Surviving the Future
- REMU-UT 9817 Classic Albums: The Berlin/Germany Edition (2 units)
PLUS, 8 additional units that may be fulfilled with any of the below elective courses or other liberal arts 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:
Student Arrival: Monday, August 27, 2018
Student Departure: Saturday, December 21, 2018
Student Arrival: Monday, January 28, 2019
Student Departure: Friday, May 24, 2019
Arrival and departure dates are subject to change.
This program is open to non-Recorded Music majors. All interested students, majors and otherwise, must apply through the NYU Office of Global Programs standard application portal.
Recorded Music Majors: Please note that this program is mandatory for all Recorded Music majors. Please contact Brianne Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the application process or the program.
Spring 2019: Please visit the NYU Office of Global Programs website.
For more information, please view Application Deadlines on the NYU Office of Global Programs website.
- Academic Year 2018-2019 Full-time Tuition, 12-18 unit flat rate per term: $27,176
Additional Fees Include:
- Nonrefundable Registration and Services Fee: $1,286
- NYU Housing: Visit the NYU Berlin website for options and costs
Visit the Office of Global Programs for additional study abroad costs.
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
There are opportunities for financial assistance to study abroad.
For information about scholarships and financial aid, please review the Tisch Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad page and the NYU Study Away Costs and Financial Aid page.
Visit the NYU Berlin website for housing options and descriptions.