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College of Music and Media Applicants

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Click here if you are a graduate student applying to the Loyola School of Music.

Step 1: Apply to the University
  • All applicants to Loyola's College of Music and Media must meet the academic admission requirements for the university
  • How to apply to the university
Step 2: Review Your Major's Admission Requirements

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 are 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)
  • Urban and Electronic Music Production (BS)
  • Digital Filmmaking (BFA)
Department of Design

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A visual narrative, essay or portfolio required for:

  • Bachelor of Design (BD)
  • Interaction Design (BA)
Department of Theatre Arts

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Audition, interview, and/or portfolio required for:

  • Theatre Arts (BA)
  • Theatre Arts w/ Minor in Business Administration (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 Media.

Portfolio Reviews

Department of Art applicants submit a digital portfolio via the Loyola Application. There are no on-campus portfolio reviews.


On-Campus Audition and Interview Dates

**Saturday, December 7, 2019 - For Spring 2020 or Fall 2020 Early Action applicants
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020

  • All on-campus auditions, portfolio reviews and interviews are scheduled through the Loyola 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 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 the Loyola Application. These Friday visits will occur on:

Frequently Asked Questions

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

You will need to create/login to your Loyola Application to apply to Loyola's College of Music and Media. 

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

Admission decisions to Loyola's College of Music and Media 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 Media.

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

All on-campus auditions and/or interviews are scheduled through the Loyola Application.


How do I submit audition/portfolio materials?

All supplemental audition/ portfolio materials (portfolio, audition videos, resumes, etc.) are submitted via the media portfolio within the Loyola 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

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 Loyola 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 Media?

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, 2020.


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.