At Northeastern University, the business and technology of music, together with its creation and performance, are integrated into a holistic, dynamic educational environment. We see advanced professional competencies, highly developed collaborative skills , and visionary, entrepreneurial thought leadership as inseparable goals for all our students.
The B.S. in Music Industry, the first such undergraduate program offered in Boston, is designed for students with an interest in fields such as artist management, the music products industry, the recording industry, arts administration, contracting and legal issues, and broadcast, mobile and on-line media technologies.
The Bachelor of Science in Music with Concentration in Music Technology focuses on the creative application of digital sound technologies to a broad range of artistic, social, and industrial purposes, including experimental composition, film, video, theatre, game design, mobile applications, sound design for urban environments, and beyond.
The BA in Music at Northeastern engages students in the study of how music works and the many contexts in which it is created and received. Students encounter a wide range of musical repertories, theoretical approaches, and research strategies.
The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Arts Administration and Cultural Entrepreneurship (AACE) prepares arts leaders to both convey the human necessity of creative expression and apply creative thinking to manage resources, inspire audience engagement, and sustain financial support.
This intercollege combined major is designed for students who would like to explore their interest in music technology while earning the benefit of a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering.
The Game Design and Music combined major with a concentration in Music Technology prepares students to manage all aspects of music and sound design integral to the creative process in Game Design. Students focus on the digital sound technologies, audiovisual integration techniques and collaborative skills, grounded in real-world experience, that...
Northeastern’s Master of Science in Music Industry Leadership (MS.MIL) prepares the next generation of music leaders through global, real-world engagement and state-of-the-art best practices in management, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Graduates of this intensive one-year program are positioned for creative, entrepreneurial, and management roles that address emerging issues in the music industry.
Over the course of 45 months, the program enrolls students successively in the School of Law and the College of Arts, Media and Design. JD/MS candidates must complete the first and last years of the program in the School of Law. The year of music industry courses in the College...
The Bachelor of Science in Music with Concentration in Music Industry, the first such undergraduate program offered in Boston, is designed for students with an interest in fields such as artist management; the music products industry; the recording industry; arts administration; contracting and legal issues; and broadcast, mobile, and online...
The Physics/Music Technology combined major is an interdisciplinary program in which students are encouraged to explore connections between Music and Physics.
The minor in ethnomusicology offers students an opportunity to explore music in its cultural contexts.
The minor in composition offers student composers at all levels a concentrated opportunity to build composition skills.
The minor in music industry program is the first such undergraduate program offered in Boston and is designed for students with an interest in fields such as artist management; the music products industry; the recording industry; arts administration; contracting and legal issues; and broadcast, mobile, and online media technologies.
The minor in music performance offers students an opportunity to improve on their instrument/voice through ensemble performance, private lessons, recitals, and instruction in music theory.
The minor in music recording offers students a chance to explore the theory and practice of recording from basic principles through studio sessions and mixing/mastering.
The minor in music technology gives students an opportunity to explore the creative application of digital sound technologies to a broad range of artistic, social, and industrial purposes, including experimental composition, film, video, theatre, game design, mobile applications, sound design for urban environments, and beyond. An emphasis is maintained throughout on imaginative...
The minor in music offers students an opportunity to explore electives in music along with a music theory course appropriate to the student’s level of experience.
Uniting acting, singing, and dance, the musical theatre minor provides foundational skills in musical theatre performance and the exploration of the culture and evolution of the musical form.
The Department of Music at Northeastern University (NU) and the New England Conservatory (NEC), administered through its School of Continuing Education, offer a Professional Studies Certificate in Music Performance. This program primarily serves undergraduate music majors who audition competitively and are dedicated to advancing their skills on an instrument or voice in the classical or jazz styles.
The minor in songwriting offers students a chance to build songwriting skills through classes that focus on craft, collaboration, music theory, and songwriting business practice.
The Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration provides an interdisciplinary approach to leadership innovation in performance, visual arts, cultural, and community organizations.
The Graduate Certificate in Cultural Entrepreneurship empowers students to create diverse, viable and sustainable projects and organizations that impact social and cultural issues.