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Music & Entertainment Industry Studies


Undergraduate:

Recording Arts

This degree is designed for students who are interested in professional careers in music, including music composition and performance, recording, business and entertainment. The undergraduate curriculum combines a comprehensive general education with career-conscious courses, giving students the breadth and depth needed to succeed in this ever-changing industry.

Singer/Songwriter

This degree is designed for students who are interested in professional careers in music, including music composition and performance, recording, business and entertainment.​

Music Business​

This degree is designed for students who are interested in professional careers in music; including music composition and performance, recording, business, and entertainment. Students can select classes that lead to local, regional, and national careers in audio research, production companies, art administration, and audio engineering—to name just a few.

Music Performance

This degree is designed for students who are interested in professional careers in music, including music composition and performance, recording, business and entertainment. Students can select classes that lead to local, regional and national careers in audio research, production companies, art administration and audio engineering—to name just a few.​

 

Everything you need to know to apply to the Music Major​


Graduate:​

Master of Science: Recording Arts emphasis, Media Forensics​

As a student in the MS in Recording Arts—Media Forensics (MSRA-MF) program, you will be able to hone your deduction skills while being a part of a one-of-a-kind program.​

​Master of Science: Recording Arts

At this time the Master’s of Science in Recording Arts (MSRA) program is under review and temporarily on hold until further notice. We are not currently accepting new students for the upcoming academic year and 2018 fall start. We are taking the time to develop a new and exciting MSRA program that will be set to launch in the fall of 2019. Please look for the revamped program info in the months to come. For further information about the program please contact the Recording Arts Area Head, Jeff Merkel, at jeff.merkel@ucdenver.edu. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.



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CU Denver's Department of Music and Entertainment Industy Studies (MEIS) was ranked as one of the top music business programs in the country by Billboard, the Department of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) lives up to its name with state-of-the-art recording studios, private teaching studios, and cutting-edge technology. This department is designed to prepare students for a variety of alternative careers in the arts and entertainment industries through its intense focus on commercial music styles.


Our students have acess to:


  • Five state-of-the-art recording studios

  • 16-station piano lab the most up to date applications.

  • 12 student practice suites.


King Academic & Performing Arts Center  – 500-seat concert hall, 200-seat recital hall and multiple production studios.


MEIS offers a Bachelor of Science in Music with four emphasis areas: 

Performance, Singer/Songwriter, Music Business and Recording Arts. In addition we offer a Master of Science in Recor​ding Arts or one with an emphasis in Media Forensics.


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Admission to the Music and Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) Department is selective and competitive. The MEIS Department requires supplementary application materials in addition to the standard University of Colorado Denver application.

Everything you need to know to apply to the Music Major​