Music Industry BA

Application Requirements

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 October 1 to November 30.

Only applicants who have indicated Music Industry 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.

STEP 2: School of Music Supplemental Application

All applicants to the Music Industry major are required to submit a supplemental application. The supplemental application includes the following components:

  • Personal statement responses: You will be given the option to only complete written responses or to complete 1 written response and submit a creative portfolio of your work; for details, see the Music Industry page on Acceptd
  • Unofficial transcript(s)
  • Reference contact information for 2 teachers; please note that this is not a reference letter requirement, and we are just asking for contact information in case we do need to request additional information
  • Writing sample (optional, but strongly recommended)

The submission deadline for the Supplemental Application is Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 11:59pm PST. Detailed supplemental application information can be found on the Acceptd website.

STEP 3: Interviews

If applicants successfully pass prescreening, they are invited to a virtual interview with our faculty. You will be notified of whether or not you will proceed in our admissions process in late December. If you are not chosen to proceed in our final round interview process, you will have three options: 1) request that UCLA change your first choice major; 2) withdraw your application completely; or 3) take no action and receive no offer of admission from UCLA. Interviews occur in late January and early February.

Change of Major Application for Current UCLA Students

Some students currently enrolled in the Music History & Industry BA may be allowed to transfer directly to the Music Industry BA. Please contact the Office of Student Affairs for details. Any other UCLA student may apply for admission to the major during UCLA’s yearly application cycle; however, admission to this degree program is highly competitive, and change of major applicants are not prioritized. We invite current students to explore the Music Industry minor, which allows access to much of the same coursework; see more information about the minor here.