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Music Industry

There is no preconceived format for the creative portfolio. We are interested in how you manifest and communicate your passions for music. Review the drop-down menus below for specific major requirements.

Creative Portfolio + Interview


Rappers:  Portfolio can include recorded tracks, live show recordings or home recordings; students may submit any written poetry, spoken word work, or bars that they are currently working on. 

Production & DJ: Portfolio showcasing any beats, musical/creative productions, or other electronic work. Tracks can take the form of audio, video files, or links to Soundcloud, YouTube, websites, or other online content created by the applicant.


The interview consists of a conversation with Music Industry Studies faculty members. You will be asked to express your goals and aspirations, past experiences in music, why you want to study at Loyola, etc. Applicants have the option to interview virtually via Zoom or in-person during one of our on-campus interview events. See dates below. After submitting an application to Loyola, students will register for an interview date through their Loyola Application Status Page.


On-Campus Dates

Virtual Dates

  • Saturday, December 2, 2023

  • Saturday, January 27, 2024

  • Saturday, February 24, 2024

  • TBD

Creative Portfolio

There is no preconceived format for the portfolio. We are curious about your passions and accomplishments. It’s not a matter of how much you’ve done, it’s about how you manifest your passion for music and communicate that passion.

Your portfolio may contain the following types of items:

  • Songs or videos you have written, recorded, engineered, produced, or played on

  • Links to your public web presence - Soundcloud, Bandcamp, a Blog, etc.

  • Materials/media promoting events you may have produced or been a part of (posters, programs, photos, press kit, etc.)

  • Your creative/professional resume