Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Imagine learning the back story of your favorite album and getting college credit for it?

Well, that’s exactly what NYU is offering students in the near future.  According to BV,  music majors will have an opportunity to take an in-depth course about how certain albums were ‘able to stand the test of time.’

The class will dissect the music, lyrics, production and business aspect. Proposed albums include Sly & the Family Stone’s “Stand!, There’s A Riot Goin’On,” Aretha Franklin’s “Lady Soul” and Michael Jackson’s “Off The Wall.” Other artists like Prince, Led Zeppelin and The Beastie Boys will also be examined.

The class will be led by none other than The Root’s drummer Questlove and will be taught at the Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

NYU joins a number of institutions educating students about the entertainment industry.  Just this past August, Clark Atlanta University announced the very first MBA course on the life and works of Michael Jackson.