Newly Admitted Students
Please visit the Graduate Division's Newly Admitted Applicants page for next steps. Please visit the Graduate Division website for more information on campus resources and services for graduate students.
When you arrive on campus, be sure to obtain your UCSB Identification Card/Access Card. This can be done at the information desk at the UCen.
The Fall 2022 Guidance Exams, Orientation dates, and Departmental Meetings Schedule:
Graduate Guidance Exams (required for all new music graduate students except Ethnomusicology):
History Mon Sept. 19 @ 8am Take-Home (detailed instructions will be emailed)
Theory Mon Sept. 19 @ 12pm Music Rm 1207 (theory, musicology, composition students)
Theory Mon Sept. 19 @ 12pm Music Rm 1219 (performance students)
Musicianship Mon Sept. 19 @ 4pm Music Rm 2230
Ethnomusicology Graduate Guidance Interview:
Please see an ethnomusicology faculty member to schedule a time/date
Music Department Reception:
Music Dept. Tues Sept 20 3-4pm Music Bowl
The first day of classes is Thursday September 22.
View the GradPost's New Graduate Students page for campus-wide information.
All graduate students, with the exception of those entering in Ethnomusicology, are required to take Guidance/Diagnostic Exams. Study guides and sample exams will be emailed to students in June; the 2022 versions can be accessed here.
Guidance exams can be taken twice. Deficiencies can be remedied by retaking the exam next year, or by taking a course.
For any further questions about the exams, please contact the Graduate Advisor.
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