University of Colorado Denver Department of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies

University of Colorado Denver Department of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies

Welcome to the Department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado Denver! Our Bachelor of Science in Music degree is designed to prepare students for a variety of alternative careers in the arts and entertainment industries with a primary focus on commercial music styles. Students are given the option to choose from four distinct emphasis areas of study: Performance, Singer/Songwriter, Music Business, and Recording Arts.

Admission to the BS Music degree is selective and competitive. All students applying to the MEIS Department must submit supplementary application materials to the standard University of Colorado Denver application. Please review the Fall 2015 MEIS Major Entrance Requirements.

All students planning to apply to the Performance Emphasis, Singer/Songwriter Emphasis, Music Business Emphasis, Audition Track, or the Recording Arts Emphasis, Audition Track, must upload a Pre-Screening Audition Video through Acceptd. Students who wish to apply to the Music Business Emphasis Non-Audition Track, or the Recording Arts Emphasis Non-Audition Track, must submit a Non-Audition Application Form in lieu of submitting a video through ACCEPTD. Learn more about our emphasis areas and the differences between the Audition Track vs. the Non-Audition Track here.

All students applying for admission to the MEIS Department must also complete the Music Theory and Ear Training Assessment Exams as part of their application. Information regarding the exams can be found here.

Important deadline information:

Due to application processing time within the University, students are strongly encouraged to submit their complete CU Denver application to the Office of Admissions no later than March 27, 2015. Students who start the application process after this date may not have their application completely processed in time to meet the MEIS final application deadline.

Students applying to the Performance Emphasis, Singer/Songwriter Emphasis, Music Business Emphasis Audition Track, or the Recording Arts Emphasis Audition Track must upload a Pre-Screening Audition Video through ACCEPTD no later than March 27, 2015.

All application materials must be received by the final application deadline, April 10, 2015.

Audition videos for current CU Denver MEIS students who wish to switch their emphasis/track for the Spring 2015 semester must be recieved no later than Friday, November 21, 2014.

MEIS is offering a discounted rate to the first 70 applicants. To receive 40% off of the standard $25.00 application fee, you may enter the following case-sensitive code after validating your credit card on the Acceptd payment screen: 03UCD01. If you have questions on this code, please contact support@getacceptd.com

Thank you for your interest in the University of Colorado Denver’s Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department. Office: 303-556-3480; Email: meis.dept@ucdenver.edu

Megan Sforzini, Program Assistant. Office: 303-352-3833; Email: megan.sforzini@ucdenver.edu

Pictured above, clockwise from the top: MEIS students Amanda McCoo, Ian Agneberg (Hatch the Bird), Mike Moroni (Viretta), Chris Cook (Hatch the Bird), and Chris Scott and Chris Kimmel (OptycNerd and me.be.ce.) perform at The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase. All photos by Robert King Photography.