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College of Music and Fine Arts Applicants

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If you’re an undergraduate student who is interested in pursuing a degree program within Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts, then you’ll need to complete the supplemental College of Music and Fine Arts application. Design and Interaction Design applicants do not need to complete this supplemental application. Click here if you are a graduate student applying to the Loyola School of Music.

Step 1: Apply to the University
Step 2: Review Your Major's Admission Requirements
Step 3: Apply to the College of Music and Fine Arts

 

Major Specific Admission Requirements

School of Music

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Audition required for:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Music Performance (BM)
  • Music Industry Studies - Performance (BM)
  • Music Education (BME)
  • Music Therapy (BMT)
  • Music Composition (BM)
  • Jazz Studies (BM)
  • Music w/ Elective Studies (BM)
 
Department of Art

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Portfolio required for:

  • Art (BA)
  • Art (BFA)
Department of Film and Music Industry Studies

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Audition, interview, and/or portfolio required for:

  • Music Industry Studies - Business (BS)
  • Popular and Commercial Music (BS)
  • Digital Filmmaking (BFA)
 
Department of Design

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Interview required for:

  • Bachelor of Design (BD)
Department of Theatre Arts

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Audition, interview, and/or portfolio required for:

  • Theatre Arts (BA)
  • Theatre Arts w/ Minor in Business (BA)
  • Musical Theatre (BA)

 

Auditions and Interviews

For School of Music, Department of Film and Music Industry Studies and Department of Theatre Arts applicants, there are two options to fulfill your major's specific admission requirements:

  1. On-Campus
  2. Remotely

Students are encouraged to attend on-campus auditions to learn more about Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts.

Portfolio Reviews

Department of Art applicants submit a digital portfolio via the supplemental College of Music and Fine Arts application. There are no on-campus portfolio reviews.

 

On-Campus Audition and Interview Dates

**Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Early Action/Spring Audition Date
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018

  • All on-campus auditions, portfolio reviews and interviews are scheduled through the College of Music and Fine Arts supplemental application
  • Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email that outlines the day's schedule
  • There are no pre-screening requirements for on-campus auditions
  • Loyola's Discount Hotel Rates
    • Please DO NOT make reservations for accommodations until you have received confirmation of your on-campus audition, portfolio review, and/or interview date
  • Saturday audition days typically last from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM. However, the duration of the event is subject to change. Please contact the Office of Admissions (504) 865-3240 or admit@loyno.edu with any scheduling issues.

Friday Visit Experience

Applicants auditioning/interviewing for the School of Music, Department of Film and Music Industry Studies, and Department of Theatre Arts and Dance are invited to attend a Friday pre-audition visit experience. During the Friday visit experience, you’ll have the opportunity to sit-in on classes and ensembles, meet with faculty members, tour the campus and residence halls, eat in our dining hall and more! You will receive an emailed invitation to the Friday visit experience once you have registered for your on-campus audition through your College of Music and Fine Arts supplemental application. These Friday visits will occur on:

  • Friday, December 1 2017, for December 2 auditionees
  • Friday, January 19 2018, for January 20 auditionees
  • Friday, February 23 2018, for February 24 auditionees

 

Art Day- February 24, 2018

Applicants interested in Loyola's Department of Art are encouraged to attend Art Day! This half-day visit experience will give you an in-depth look at Loyola's drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and interactive media curriculum. Click here to register

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I begin my application to Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts?

You will need to create/login to your account and create a supplemental College of Music and Fine Arts application.

 
When will I receive my admission decision to Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts?

Admission decisions to Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts are released on a rolling basis. Once you have received your admission decision to Loyola University, and have fulfilled the admission requirements specific to your major, you will receive your admission decision to Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts.

 
Do I have to be admitted to both Loyola University and Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts?

Yes, in order to be admitted to Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts, you must first be admitted to the university.

 
How do I schedule an on-campus audition and/or interview?

All on-campus auditions and/or interviews are scheduled through the supplemental College of Music and Fine Arts application.

 

How do I submit a digital portfolio?

All digital portfolios are submitted via the supplemental College of Music and Fine Arts application.

 

I need to reschedule/cancel my on-campus audition. Who should I contact?

Please contact the Office of Admissions at (504) 865-3240 or admit@loyno.edu.

 
I cannot attend one of the on-campus audition and/or interview dates. Can I fulfill these requirements some other way?

Yes! All applicants have the option of submitting a video audition, scheduling a phone/Skype interview and/or submitting a digital portfolio in lieu of an on-campus audition. This is done through your supplemental College of Music and Fine Arts application. There are no on-campus portfolio reviews for art applicants. All art portfolios are submitted digitally.

 

What is the deadline to apply to Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts?

Equal consideration for admission and talent scholarship is given to attendees to all three of Loyola's on-campus audition/ interview dates. The priority deadline to submit a video audition, schedule a remote interview or submit a digital portfolio is March 1, 2018.

 
As a College of Music and Fine Arts applicant, am I eligible for a talent scholarship?

Yes, all College of Music and Fine Arts applicants, with the exception of Music Industry Studies - Business Track (BS) applicants, are eligible for a talent scholarship.

Be A Part Of Something Bigger

Whether you're hoping to becoming a professional artist or musician, an educator, actor, or even a music industry executive, our College of Music and Fine Arts gives you the solid background and skills you need for fulfilling your career in the arts.

To learn more, call 1-800-4-LOYOLA or schedule your visit online.