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Department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies
The Department of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) offers several programs to prepare you for a variety of careers in the arts & entertainment industries. The MEIS program focuses on commercial music (students with additional musical interests are also welcome). Degree emphasis areas include Performance, Singer/Songwriter, Music Business, and Recording Arts*.
Students are given the option of choosing from two structured programs, the audition track and the non-audition track. The audition track requires the successful completion of an entrance audition and provides an in-depth study of musicianship and performance. The non-audition track does not require an audition and provides a broader overview of various musicianship and performance topics.
Admission to the BS in Music degree is selective and competitive, regardless of emphasis. Please refer to the Fall 2014 MEIS Major Entrance Requirements for more information.
*Please note: The Recording Arts Emphasis has an additional competitive admission application that is separate and distinct from the competitive admission to the MEIS Department. Students can be accepted as “pre-Recording Arts” but must go through the Upper Division Recording Arts application process (usually Sophomore year) and be accepted into the emphasis area in order to take the upper division (3000/4000 level) audio production courses. Please visit our website for complete information.
The MEIS Department no longer accepts students for the Music Minor.
DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE, FILM, AND VIDEO PRODUCTION (TFVP)
The Department of Theatre, Film, & Video Production offers students the opportunity to become knowledgeable about working in both Theatre and Film while delving into their special area of interest. Degree emphasis areas include Theatre Emphasis BA and Film and Television BFA.
DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS (VA)
The Department of Visual Arts provides an educational environment where artists and art historians of promise and motivation can explore the horizons of their own talents in the midst of intense critical dialogue. The primary educational experience for the student is centered on the knowledge and skills gained from rigorous and structured courses offered by the various areas of the Visual Arts Department, as well as the rich academic offerings throughout the university. The Visual Arts Department’s efforts are devoted not only to the refinement of visual skills, but to the articulation and cultivation of the mind. Degree emphasis areas include, Art History, Digital Animation, Digital Design, Painting and Drawing, Illustration, Photography, Scientific Media Design, Sculpture, and Transmedia.
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