Bachelor of Science - Music Industry Studies (non audition)
The new Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies at University of the Pacific is the first degree of its kind in the region that has been designed to prepare students for success in the new music industry. With guidance from a host of alumni and music industry executives that know what skills and capabilities they are seeking, the Conservatory of Music has developed a cutting edge program that merges practice with theory along with intensive, hands-on training and internships to give students the knowledge and resilience to succeed in the fast-paced environment that is the music industry.
Students in the BS-MIS degree are involved in:
- Conceiving and executing music and media projects such as recordings, videos, websites, tour packages, etc.
- Developing skills in media production and online media promotion, especially with social media
- Working for Pac Ave Records, the student-led music company
- Developing and completing a Senior Project which may be an App, company, product or service
- Completing an internship with music firms in various market sectors
- Choosing classes outside the major, or pursuing a minor in various subjects such as Business, Computer Science, Communication, Film Studies, etc.
- One on one advising and career planning with program faculty and industry pros
If you have a passion for being a part of the new music industry and believe you have the drive, determination and enthusiasm for actively learning how to identify, facilitate and promote a wide range of artistic endeavors, the Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies will help you to become well-prepared for success in tomorrow's music industry.
How to apply:
To be considered for admittance into the Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies program at Pacific, please follow these instructions in addition to submission of your university application - click on "APPLY NOW" above to start your application. In addition to the requirements below you must also meet all regular admission requirements for University of Pacific.
Prospective students will apply to Pacific's BS-MIS program by preparing and submitting a portfolio, which documents their aspirations, capabilities and their accomplishments. Please note that all portfolios must include the following three items.
- Letter of Intent - in your own words, please detail what you care about, what you would like to do or accomplish in the music industry, why you want to join the Music Industry Studies program at Pacific and what you think you can contribute to our program
- Resume - please provide a current and complete resume documenting your experience, education and achievements that help demonstrate your preparation for success in this degree program
- Two (2) letters of reference, at least one of which must be from a teacher or administrator that can attest to your accomplishments, drive and motivation to study and work with purpose in the music industry
Any of the following additional items, while not required, may also be included to aid program faculty in evaluating your potential fit with the program.
- Links to your public online presence (such as Facebook, SoundCloud, YouTube, Twitter, or other platforms)
- Materials promoting any events you have either produced or been a part of such as posters, flyers, programs, and reviews. Links to, or physical copies of songs or videos you have written, recorded, produced or played on. Please include a note explaining your specific role in these events.
How to Submit Your Portfolio
Students may submit their portfolios electronically (via a link to a DropBox or Google Drive folder) to the Program Director Keith Hatschek at firstname.lastname@example.org. They may also elect to mail documents (hard copies or CD-R, USB drive, etc.) directly to the Conservatory of Music, C/O Office of Student Services, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton CA, 95211, USA. Please mark "BS-MIS Applicant Portfolio Materials - YOUR NAME" in your subject line for any electronic submission or on the outside your mailing package. All submissions will receive a confirmation of receipt via email. Please note: All students who complete the University application process and submit a portfolio will be contacted by the Conservatory to arrange a telephone interview with BS-MIS program faculty as part of the application process. Questions? Please email our Program Director, Keith Hatschek (email@example.com), or call the Conservatory Office of Student Services at (209) 946-2418 for more information.