STEP 1: UC Application
Undergraduate first year and junior transfer applicants begin the admissions process by completing the UC Application, which opens on August 1 and can be submitted from November 1 to November 30.
Only applicants who have indicated Ethnomusicology as their first choice major for UCLA on the UC Application will be considered for admission to the major. UCLA does not consider alternate majors, nor are you allowed to enter as a double major student.
In order to be eligible for admission, applicants must meet all minimum academic eligibility requirements for admission to the University of California. You can find resources on the left hand side of this page for students of first year, transfer, or international status.
In addition to the UC application, applicants the School of Music are also required to submit the school’s supplemental application, which is housed on the Acceptd platform.
The supplemental application includes the following components:
- Personal statement responses
- Video audition*
- Unofficial transcript(s)
- Performance resume (optional)
* Please note that, due to COVID-19, there will be no final-round auditions for the 2020-21 cycle for Ethnomusicology. Ethnomusicology candidates need only complete the UC application and School of Music supplemental application in order to receive an admissions decision in Spring.
The submission deadline for the Supplemental Application is Monday, December 7, 2020 at 11:59pm PST. Detailed supplemental application information can be found on the Acceptd website.
Change of Major Application for Current UCLA Students
The Department of Ethnomusicology only accepts applications from current UCLA students hoping to change into a School of Music major once per year, during Fall quarter. UCLA students cannot change majors to or add a double major in Ethnomusicology at any other time or by any other process other than the annual admissions cycle. Admission is contingent not only on completing the same application and audition process outlined for all first year or transfer applicants to the School of Music, but also by demonstrating that the degree can be completed within normative time.
Current UCLA students applying for a change of major to the Department of Music must meet with departmental advisor Tabetha Van Heest by Friday, November 20, 2020. Students must bring a completed program change petition and 4-year degree plan to the appointment.
All change of major students are required to submit the supplemental application via Acceptd and pay the $85.00 submission fee. Current students need not reapply via the UC application, as they are already UCLA students.