Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

Admission Requirements

Once a student has been accepted to the university and all requirements have been satisfied, the student is accepted into the program.

Proficiency Exams are required for placement, but auditions and/or interviews are not required when declaring a major within the department of Music and Theatre.

Auditions and/or interviews are also required for students interested in applying for a department scholarship or who would like to participate in our more elite performance ensembles.

  • The Option in Recording Arts requires a supplemental application.
  • Students applying for the BFA in Musical Theatre are expected to submit an audition. 
We encourage you to attend Summer Orientation


  • Early class registration
  • Early advising
  • Connect with faculty & staff
  • Introduction to campus, programs, organizations
  • Introduction to general education and graduation requirements
Single Subject Credential in Music

CSU, Chico students
Program Information

Non-CSU, Chico students
Regional & Continuing Education