Employment and Graduate Studies

Students who major in Music acquire a broad set of skills enabling them to start a professional career upon graduating, or apply to prestigious graduate programs worldwide in music composition, certain areas in music performance, music technology, musicology and ethnomusicology, or related or intersecting disciplines (e.g., sociocultural anthropology).

  • arts administration
  • composition
  • cultural policy
  • education
  • electronic music performance
  • music and arts journalism
  • music and entertainment law
  • music performance
  • music production
  • music publishing
  • music/sound design for film and theater
  • non-profit or industry research
  • sound art
  • sound engineering
  • sound design
  • sound recording

Many doors open up when you have a degree from NYU Abu Dhabi. See where our Class of 2018 graduates are now. 


Today I make music for film, theater, TV, and I write my own concert music. There has not been a day when I don't use the knowledge and skills I learned at NYUAD to make that music.

Cristobal Martinez Yanes, music graduate, freelance composer

The Career Development Center at NYU Abu Dhabi works with students to help improve interpersonal skills, find internship and job opportunities, and prepare for graduate school.