Theater and Music

  • Analyzes and Discusses Literature and Music
  • Develops Cultural Aptitude
  • Provides Lively Discussion and Debate

These courses provide the opportunity to explore masterworks of the theatre and listen to symphonies, operas, and folk songs. Explore the cultural and historic legacies of the performing arts.

This semester, study in-person or from anywhere in the world from the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

George Gershwin: An American Original

Register for this Summer 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website. George Gershwin was one of a kind: composer,...

2023 Summer
1 section

Explore French Culture Through Films and Festivals

Celebrate this year’s Cannes Festival by exploring a variety of French films.

2023 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

The Play's the Thing: Curtain Up on New York's Theatre Scene

Meet with theatre professionals and see five Broadway or Off-Broadway shows to learn what happens before the curtain rises and after it falls.

2023 Spring
2 sections

Franz Schubert: Master of Melody

Explore the works of Franz Schubert and the artistic world of his native Vienna.

2023 Spring
1 section

A Brief History of Jazz: A Mirror of America

Explore the history of Jazz and its influence on American music and...

Beethoven and His Heroic Period: 1802-1812

Explore the groundbreaking works of Beethoven’s Heroic period