University of California, Irvine

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Music - MFA


UC Irvine Graduate Division

University of California

Irvine, CA 92697

United States


(949) 824-5544


(949) 824-7993

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Music - MFA

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MFA in Music Program at the University of California, Irvine is intended to prepare students to enter the field as professional composers or performers. Candidates must demonstrate technical proficiency and advanced competence as composers or performers, a substantial knowledge of the relevant music literature, and a command of those aspects of music theory and music history that support and illuminate informed performance.  The Music MFA Degree Program has specific Admissions and degree requirements . In addition,  applicants must meet the University of California, Irvine Admission Requirements applicable for all students wishing to pursue and graduate degree; e.g., MFA.


UC Irvine is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, the University of California requires that all graduate degree programs undergo a rigorous external academic review every 5 years.

International Student Requirements:

International Student applicants of recognized academic institutions outside the United States should have completed degree programs representing a minimum of 16 years of schooling with at least 12 years at the primary and secondary levels. Please see the list of countries on the UC Irvine Graduate Division Website for the minimum academic requirements. International applicants are also required to submit TOEFL or IELTS test scores along with their application. For the minimum English Language Proficiency test scores accepted, please visit the UCI Graduate Division Website.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans

Locale: Midsize City

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