College of Music + Fine Arts

Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts (CMFA) serves as the preeminent center of performing and visual arts study among all Jesuit colleges and universities throughout the United States and recognizes the historical role of music and the arts in the Roman Catholic Church.

Our Faculty and Staff are dedicated to prepare students for professions in the arts, or other fields, in a manner that reflects the Jesuit ideals of truth, service, and justice, and provides the campus, region, and nation with activities demonstrating the University’s commitment to the arts.

Overview

Academic Programs by Department

School of Music  

The College of Music and Fine Arts' School of Music offers the following undergraduate degree programs:

Music

Music Therapy

Music Education

Certification-Only Programs

Music Minors

Graduate Programs

The School of Music offers two graduate programs. Information about those programs can be found in the Loyola University New Orleans Graduate Bulletin

Department of Film and Music Industry Studies 

The College of Music and Fine Arts' Department of Film and Music Industry Studies offers the following undergraduate degree programs:

Music Industry Studies

Minors

Department of Theatre Arts

The College of Music and Fine Arts' Department of Theatre Arts offers the following undergraduate degrees:

Theatre Arts

Minors

Department of Art

The College of Music and Fine Arts' Department of Art offers the following undergraduate degrees:

Visual Arts

Minors

Department of Design

The College of Music and Fine Arts' Department of Design offers the following undergraduate degrees:

Design

Minors

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Accreditation 

The College of Music and Fine Arts, founded in 1932, is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The college also holds memberships in the Association of American Colleges, Jesuit Educational Association, National Catholic Educational Association, and the American Music Therapy Association. The music education curriculum, in consortium with Our Lady of Holy Cross College, is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for teacher certification in the State of Louisiana. The music therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

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Admissions

In addition to normal university admission, entry to the Music programs in the College of Music and Fine Arts requires every candidate to complete a satisfactory performance audition or music industry studies interview and portfolio submission. Candidates are required to complete the College of Music and Fine Arts audition application prior to scheduling their audition or interview. 

Admission to the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance requires every candidate to complete a satisfactory performance and/or portfolio audition, in addition to normal university admission. This audition also serves as a basis of consideration for awarding theatre arts scholarships.

In the Visual Arts, an entry portfolio is required of students who are seeking scholarships or advanced placement, and of transfer students who wish to have course credit from other institutions applied to their Loyola transcripts.

 

Visit the College of Music and Fine Arts Web Page for more information on Admission requirements.

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College Requirements for Degree

In order to graduate, a student must meet the graduation requirements of the university and college and must possess a Loyola grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0. Students must also adhere to certain grade point average and complete all course requirements in place by their major department within the College of Music and Fine Arts. To be eligible for graduation, students must complete their last 30 semester hours at Loyola.

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