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Stretch the Limits of Your Imagination

Join our community of performers, composers, and industry professionals living and working in the birthplace of jazz and America’s first city of opera. Here, technical mastery meets expressive artistry.

  • We mentor students to develop professional skills and perform in local venues while completing liberal arts coursework.
  • This well-rounded background makes alumni more versatile and marketable for careers in the digital age.
  • The Music Industry programs prepare aspiring musicians, producers, performers and executives for success in the entertainment industry.
  • Here, you grow your skills onstage, in the classroom, in the studio and in the boardroom.
  • We’ll teach you to share your vision with the world, protect your work and grow it into a lifelong career.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Music; Master of Music

Young woman playing a grand piano at the Loyola School of Music and Theatre Arts.Study music in the creative and culturally rich environment of New Orleans: the birthplace of jazz and America’s first city of opera.

We offer a Bachelor of Music degree in the following disciplines: Composition, Jazz Studies, Vocal Performance, Elective Studies, Music Industry Studies, and Instrumental Performance, including: Guitar, Piano + Organ, Strings, Winds + Percussion

We also offer a Master of Music in Performance.

All degrees are open to both classical and jazz concentrations.

Music Education

Loyola’s music education program is designed to help you develop your gifts and talents to become both a musician and a teacher. At Loyola, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from a highly distinguished faculty and a cohort of students passionate about teaching.

We offer both a Bachelor of Music Education degree and certification-only programs.

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Music Therapy

When it comes to therapies that promote wellness, alleviate pain, manage stress, and more, music is one of the best. And when it comes to music therapy programs, Loyola’s was one of the first. Founded in 1957, it’s an endorsed education program of the American Music Therapy Association, Inc.

We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music Therapy.

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Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre

In Theatre Arts and Dance, our mission is to help you find your role of a lifetime. Whether you’re more comfortable on stage or behind the scenes, our broad curriculum in the dramatic arts will ensure that you develop or enhance a sense of artistic and personal discipline, responsibility, and a life-long commitment to theatre.

We offer the following Bachelor of Arts degrees: Theatre Arts; Theatre and Musical Theatre; and Theatre with a Business Minor.

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Music Industry Studies (Bachelor of Arts)

Loyola Bachelor of Arts in Entertainment Studies

Loyola’s Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Studies is perfect for someone with a passion for the business of creating music. Choose from a wide variety of electives to pursue your specific area of interest within the music industry.
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Music Industry Studies (Bachelor of Science)

Loyola Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies

The prestigious Loyola Music Industry Studies program teaches students exactly how each component of the music industry works. Here you learn: recording, management, event production, marketing, publishing, distribution, aspect of entertainment law and more. Students benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities, industry-recognized and Grammy-winning faculty and comprehensive curriculum.
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Popular and Commercial Music (Bachelor of Science)

Loyola Bachelor of Science in Popular and Commercial Music

Be coached by professional artists to perform for adoring fans. Make your own masterpieces, or record legendary studio sessions. Study with a faculty of Grammy-winning and multi-platinum producers, attorneys, managers, and technologists. Students in the Popular and Commerical Music Program can master everything from production, technology, and recording to management, marketing, publishing, distribution, and legal issues.
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Hip Hop & R&B (Bachelor of Science)

Loyola Bachelor of Science in Urban and Electronic Music

Engage in the creative process of producing urban music, R&B, hip-hop, and rap under the guidance of industry gurus and guest artists. Learn about the industry strategies and cutting-edge technology behind your favorite artists. Master everything from production, technology, and recording to management, marketing, publishing, distribution, and legal issues.
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A Track Record of Success

The School of Music & Theatre Professions gives students the tools to succeed. Four recent graduates hit Billboard’s 40-Under-40 List. What do our graduates achieve?

  • Gerald Gillum ’11, otherwise known as the rapper G-Eazy, made Forbes and Fortune’s Top 100 Lists.
  • Carter Lang ’04, produced “Sunflower” for Post Malone – one of the most downloaded songs in the world.

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Part of the College of Music and Media

  • Your classmates will be musicians, actors, dancers, singers, artists, filmmakers, journalists, designers and leaders in PR and advertising. 
  • You will explore and learn from the city of New Orleans, an internationally known diverse community for the arts.
  • In the CMM, you’ll develop your creativity and witness the impact of your ideas on other people and on your community.