Bachelor of Fine Arts

Music Technology, Entrepreneurship & Production

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Technology, Entrepreneurship and Production puts students inside the recording studio and prepares them for a behind-the-scenes careers in the music industry. Students will develop exceptional competency in all aspects of the music making process.

New York City is the birthplace of some of the world’s most iconic artists as well as companies pioneering the $20 billion global music industry. Program graduates will have the tools to build successful careers in creative entrepreneurship, venue management, distribution, performance, songwriting, engineering and production.

The program will feature an experiential learning approach, grounded in the real world of music production and marketing, and follow a learning cohort model that places peer collaboration at the center of the educational experience. The program was founded around four pillars vital to the success of the modern musician:

  1. Creation of music: songwriting, performance, improvisation and arranging
  2. Production of music: music technology, mixing and engineering
  3. Business of music: entrepreneurship, marketing, promotion, copyright and management
  4. Background of music: history, culture, and globalization of contemporary music

Curriculum

Course # Course Name
Required Foundation Courses
TEP 101 Music Theory and Application I
TEP 120 Music Theory and Application II
TEP 122 Drum/Rhythm Proficiency
TEP 123 Studio Recording Lab
TEP 141 Social Media/Analytics 
TEP 147 Music Production for Records
TEP 184 Artist Management
TEP 185 Studio Arranging
Music Production Foundation Courses
MUS 24 History of Rhythm and Blues
MUS 25 History of Hip Hop
MUS 26 History of Rock n’ Roll
MUS 27 History of Pop Music
MUS 28 History of Country Music
TEP 200 History of the Recording Industry
Music History Courses
TEP 125 Music of Black Americans
TEP 161 History of Motown & Soul Music
TEP 200 History of Recording Industry/Technology
Entrepreneurship Foundations
TEP 140 Business of Music Publishing/Copyright
TEP 162 Legal Aspects of Music Industry
TEP 180 Music Entrepreneurship
TEP 201 Professional Development Workshop
Portfolio Development
TEP 300 Capstone
TEP 301 Thesis
Major Electives
TEP 205 Internship
TEP 146 Songwriting
TEP 164 Advanced Songwriting
TEP 183 Accounting For Musicians and Artists
TEP 148 Foundations of Mixing
TEP 165 Music Acoustics
TEP 186 Advanced Mixing
TEP 204 Sound for Visual Media
TEP 163 Principles of Business Management
TEP 181 Concert Promotions
TEP 182 Music Intermediaries
TEP 183 Accounting for Musicians and Artists
TEP 202 Promotions in Radio Broadcast
TEP 143 Creative Promotion in Media
TEP 211 Monetization of Music
TEP 221
The Business of Shawn Carter
MUS 231
The Making of the Album
MUS 241
Women in Music
MUS 251
Marketing & Branding in the Music Industry
MUS 261
Merchandising in the Music Industry
MUS 180
Music Business
MUS 46
Intro to World Music

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