The admission cycle for the 2021-22 academic year is now open. The deadline for all applications, supplemental materials, and test scores has been extended to April 1, 2021 (from January 10, 2021) for admission to Fall 2021. Some prescreen materials for performance applications are due earlier (please click here to review those deadlines).
Applications are only accepted for the fall quarter; the music department does not review or accept applications for winter, spring, or summer.
Applicants for all degree programs must first meet entrance requirements for the University of California. See the Admissions and Outreach section of the Graduate Division Website for more detailed information.
Applicants to the MA or MM degree programs or the combined MA/PhD and MM/DMA programs must have completed a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music degree, or an equivalent as determined by the UCSB Graduate Division. Applicants to the PhD and DMA programs must have a graduate degree comparable to the relevant MA or MM degree at UCSB.