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College of Music and Media Applicants

College of Music + Media

The College of Music and Media is home to over twenty unique majors and degree programs within the arts, advertising, and entertainment industries. Explore the College of Music and Media website to choose which program is best for you!    

How To Apply

In order to satisfy the major-specific requirements for admission to the College of Music and Media, please follow these steps:

1. Complete an application to Loyola New Orleans using the Common Application or the Loyola Application.  

2. Login to your Application Status Page. Once either application is submitted, you will receive an email with a link to login to your Loyola Application Status Page. This portal will allow you to complete the specific application requirements for your degree. i.e., register for an audition, upload a digital short film, submit a video audition, upload a creative portfolio, etc.

3. Once you submit your application and complete your major-specific requirements, you will receive one Loyola admission decision from the university to the degree program you have chosen.

 

If you are applying for a Master of Music in Performance or Music Therapy, please refer to the School of Music website for more information regarding audition repertoire and application requirements.   

 

Major Specific Admission Requirements

School of Music & Theatre Arts

Audition required for:

School of Music
  • 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)
 

Audition required for:

Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
  • Theatre Arts (BA)
  • Theatre Arts w/Minor in Business Administration (BA)
  • Musical Theatre (BA)
School of Music Industry

Audition required for:

  • Popular and Commercial Music (BS)

Interview and Portfolio Required for:

  • Music Industry Studies - Business (BS)
  • Urban and Electronic Music Production (BS)
  • Entertainment Industry Studies (BA)
School of Communication & Design

Portfolios required for:

Department of Digital Filmmaking
  • Digital Filmmaking (BFA)
Department of Design
  • Bachelor of Design (BD)
  • Interaction Design (BA)
Department of Studio Art
  • Studio Art (BA)
  • Studio Art (BFA)
 

NO Portfolio Requirement:

Department of Mass Communications
  • Mass Communication, Journalism (BA)
  • Mass Communication, Strategic Communications (BA)
  • Mass Communication, Visual Communications (BA)

2019-20 Deadlines and Auditions

On-Campus Audition/Interview Dates
 

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

November 15 - Early Action Deadline

CMM students who wish to be given priority for admission decisions and financial aid packaging must complete the application, submit the required high school documents, and either register for the on-campus audition or interview event on December 7, or submit the required major specific requirements virtually by December 1.

December 1 - Ignatian Scholarship Application Deadline

CMM students who wish to be considered for Loyola’s Ignatian Scholarship must apply to Loyola and register for an audition/interview event by December 1. ***See audition/interview event dates below:

 

Notes about the Audition/Interview Day

  • There are no pre-screening requirements for auditions.

  • Students are assigned an audition time slot at check-in, on the day of the event. 

  • Upon registration for one of the audition/interview events, students will receive a confirmation email that outlines the day's schedule. 

Friday Visit Experience

CMM applicants who choose to audition or interview on-campus will be invited to attend a Friday pre-audition visit experience. During the Friday visit experience, students will 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.

An email invitation will be sent once you have registered for your on-campus audition. These Friday visits will occur on:

  • Friday, December 6, 2019 - for December 7 applicants 

  • Friday, January 10, 2020 - for January 11 applicants

  • Friday, January 31, 2020 - for February 1 applicants

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my chances of acceptance into the program be lowered if I am not able to attend an on-campus audition/interview day?

All CMM applicants are encouraged to attend one of our on-campus audition/interview events to meet faculty, tour the facilities and participate in the Friday Visit Experience event. However, the faculty will evaluate video auditions and phone interviews with equal consideration. 

When will I receive my admission decision? 

Once you submit your application, complete your major specific requirements, and turn in all high school materials, you will receive one Loyola admission decision from the university to the degree program you have chosen. Students can expect to receive a decision within two weeks of completing the application. 

Will I be considered for talent-based scholarships?

Loyola New Orleans evaluates all CMM applicants for academic merit as well as musical and artistic achievement. Departmental faculty will review your major-specific application requirements, i.e. audition, portfolio, digital short, etc., and the admissions team will review your academic profile. 

Some students are strong candidates for both academic merit scholarships and talent scholarships. If you are eligible, you will receive the higher award for which you qualify. Loyola New Orleans will not stack talent and merit scholarships. If you are accepted to Loyola and the major you applied for, the decision letter will include a scholarship offer amount. 

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

All on-campus auditions and/or interviews are scheduled through the student’s Loyola Application Portal. After the student has submitted an application to Loyola, an email is sent within 24 hours, which includes instructions on how to login and register.

How do I submit audition/portfolio materials? 

All supplemental audition/portfolio materials (resume, portfolio, audition videos, resumes, etc.) are submitted via the students Loyola Application Portal. After the student has submitted an application to Loyola, an email is sent within 24 hours, which includes instructions on how to login, and upload files directly to the application. 

When will I be assigned my audition/interview time slot?  

Applicants who attend the on-campus audition day will receive a time slot that morning upon check-in. 

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

Please email Gloria Hill in the Office of Admissions gscosenz@loyno.edu

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

All applicants have the option of submitting their major-specific requirements virtually. 

  • School of Music and Theatre Arts majors can upload a video audition
  • Popular and Commercial Music majors can schedule a Skype audition
  • Digital Filmmaking majors can register for a phone interview with faculty after submitting the digital short film
  • Music Industry Studies, Entertainment Industry Studies and Urban and Electronic Music Production can register for a phone interview with faculty after submitting the creative portfolio

Is there an on-campus portfolio day for Art and Design applicants? 

There are no on-campus portfolio reviews for Art or Design applicants. All art portfolios are submitted digitally through the Loyola Application Portal. If you wish to tour the studios or meet with faculty in person, please email Gloria Hill in the Office of Admissions gscosenz@loyno.edu.

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

March 1, 2020 is the deadline to complete the CMM application. 

I received my admissions decision letter. What are the next steps?

Starting in late November, the Office of Admissions will send decision letters within two weeks of a completed application. (E.g. December 7 on-campus audition registrants, will receive an admission decision before the New Year!) You will be notified via email, prompting you to check your Loyola Application Portal, and view the decision. If you are accepted to Loyola and qualified for either a talent or merit-based scholarship, the amount will be listed on your decision letter. the major you applied for, the decision letter will include a scholarship offer amount. Please be sure to submit a FAFSA application to Loyola New Orleans before the New Year, so that you will be considered for institutional and federal aid. Without a FAFSA application, the Office of Financial Aid cannot package an award letter. Need-based Financial Aid packages are set to be released by the end of January 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 Media gives you the solid background and skills you need for fulfilling your career in the arts.

To learn more, call (504) 865-3240 or schedule your visit online.