Bachelor of Music (BM) or Bachelor of Science (BS)
On the USC Thornton Supplemental Application Section, applicants to the Music Industry program must include a Resume listing musical, professional and academic experience, as well as specific details of any music industry-related experiences. Common examples of such experience include internships, recording projects, promotions, or artistic management. Applicants are also required to submit a Statement of Purpose as to why they want to pursue a degree in the music industry.
Applicants are welcome to submit letters of recommendation from persons who might provide information specifically relevant to the applicant's interest and preparation for a major in music industry.
BM APPLICANTS ONLY: An audition is required of BM Music Industry applicants. Applicants should prepare for a performance audition according to the requirements of the department of their primary instrument or voice,including any prescreen requirements. The audition may be performed for either the jazz studies faculty or the appropriate classical performance faculty. Jazz audition requirements are detailed on the "Jazz Studies" application requirements page and classical audition requirements are detailed on either the "Vocal Arts" page or the page for the specific instrument. Visit our Audition page for more specific information regarding audition dates and locations.
IMPORTANT POLICIES: Applicants to either program in Music Industry may not apply more than two times. If a student has applied and been denied twice to a Music Industry program (regardless of degree objective), no further applications will be reviewed. Also, any Music Industry courses taken without prior departmental approval may not be counted toward final degree requirements.