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Nashville Study Away

When & Where

Blackbird Studio - Nashville, Tennessee

Spring Semester 2016


Juniors in good standing, with a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.2 GPA in one of the respective Department of Music majors. All prerequisites for the courses being offered in Nashville must be completed by the end of Fall semester 2015. Applicant’s conduct and academic integrity records will be reviewed. Qualified seniors may also be considered for the program. This full semester experience is designed to present both an enhanced academic and hands-on learning adventure for serious students interested in immersing themselves in the ultimate creative music community, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Nashville is the creative center of the American music business and a source for artists, songwriters, producers and engineers across the musical spectrum.

The program will encompass 15 credits of academic courses and internship experiences anchored by UNH’s partnership with the world famous Blackbird Studio, considered one of the finest and most comprehensive recording facilities in North America. Students will have the unique opportunity to learn, observe and interact with state of the art facilities and cutting edge technology as well as the top line artists, producers and engineers in recording and live sound. Additionally, UNH students will be surrounded by the industry’s best and brightest experts in the various music industry disciplines including music publishing, radio, management, touring and A+R.

Participating students will take courses in Music Publishing, Music Business Careers and Entrepreneurship, Music Production and Mixing, as well as a semester-long internship at the various music companies and recording studios in Nashville, including Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Vector Management, Rounder Records and House of Blues Studios to name just a few. All courses and internships will be taught by well-established industry professionals and educators with a deep knowledge of their subject area and supervised by the UNH Music faculty. 


Standard UNH tuition plus a $1,500 program fee. Travel, housing and meals should be arranged by each student based on information provided by the Department of Music.

How to Apply How To Apply
  • Fill out the program application here and return to the Division of Performing Arts office.
  • A 300 to 500-word essay answering the question, “What are your life and academic goals and how will the Nashville study away program help you achieve them?” is also required. Applicants’ conduct and academic integrity records will also be considered.

The University of New Haven is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by the University of New Haven, please visit the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and click on the Authorized Institutions Data link under Recent Reports at the bottom of the screen.