For students that seek the Master of Science in Recording Arts (MSRA), full admission to the program requires preparation that is equal to a Bachelor’s Degree in Recording Arts. This preparation can be demonstrated by a Bachelor’s degree in the field of audio production, or experience in the industry. CU Denver’s undergraduate program is a sample of such preparation.
We welcome applicants from other allied disciplines (ex: Physics, Electrical Engineering, Music Education) – however, additional preparation is often required.
If your Bachelor’s degree is in a field other than Recording Arts, demonstration of equivalent preparation from your professional audio experiences may qualify. Please consult with our Faculty Advisor Pete Buchwald (Peter.Buchwald@ucdenver.edu) to request an informal portfolio review to asses your preparation for the program.
Applicants with no recording arts background will not qualify for the Master’s program.
The MSRA Preparatory Program is for students not yet technically qualified for admission into the MSRA Degree Program. Acceptance to the MSRA Program will depend on students’ technical preparation to date. The MSRA Preparatory Program is an individually structured sequence of courses to prepare students to apply to the MSRA Degree.