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Department of Music and Theatre

Recording Arts Supplemental Application

How to apply for Recording Arts for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

The 21/22 applicaiton will open in March 2021.

The Recording Arts option is an “impacted” area of study. Impaction means that there are more qualified applicants than we have classroom space to accommodate. As such, supplemental criteria is required for full status admission to the option in Recording Arts. (See below)
Before applying make sure you have completed (or in the process of completing) your prerequisite coursework.

Prerequisite Courses

CSU Chico students and transfer applicants must earn a minimum grade of C (or better) in prerequisite courses.

  • MUSC 101 – Theory I
  • MUSC 102 – Theory II
  • MUSC 109 – Introduction to Music Technology (or approved equivalent)
  • Transfer students may be required to complete a proficiency exam before acceptance

Video interview

  • You have 5 minutes to tell us a little about yourself, why you would like to be a part of the Recording Arts Option, and how the major might serve your future career
    • Your 5 minute video should be posted to YouTube or Vimeo
    • Your video may be un-listed but should not be private
    • Submit this link on your RA application

Extra ranking points

  • Priority is given to California Veterans who meet the application requirements
  • Ranking points can be gained:
    • based on demonstrated musical ability
    • If you are a resident of one of these northern California counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, and Yuba

How are applicants selected and notified?

  • Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic performance in prerequisite courses, GPA, ranking points, and video interview.
  • Applicants will be notified via e-mail approximately 3-4 weeks after the application period is closed.

Application Procedure

  • Submit a video interview to YouTube or Vimeo
    • Upload your video before submitting your application
  • Complete the Recording Arts Application(opens in new window)
  • Online application submissions will remain open until further notice
    • Please do not solicit the office or advisors on the status of your application. You will be informed via email once selections have been made.

Learn more about the Option in Recording Arts


Applications for the 2021/22 academic year

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