Degree Programs

Music Industry Studies (BS)

Do you have a burning passion for music and musicians? Learn about the multi-billion-dollar industry and cutting-edge technology behind your favorite artists from a faculty of Grammy®-winning and multi-platinum producers, attorneys, managers, and technologists.

Music Industry Studies (BM)

Add real-world industry knowledge and technology skills to your classical or jazz education experience with a degree that combines traditional recitals, ensembles, theory, and private instruction with entertainment law, artist management, audio production, and more.

Popular & Commercial Music (BS)

Do you dream of performing for scores of fans or working behind-the-scenes writing the latest hit? Discover your career as an aspiring singer/songwriter or rock, rap, EDM, or R&B artist, and hone your performance, business, and technical skills.

Digital Filmmaking (BFA)

Learn the art, craft, and business of video and digital filmmaking through hands-on courses with Sundance®-winning industry professionals – right in the backyard of one of America’s filmmaking capitals.

Entertainment Industry Studies (BA)

Designed for those with a passion for the business of creating or entertaining that reaches beyond a single medium, this degree offers students the flexibility to pursue multiple areas of interest: music production, filmmaking, design, and more.

Urban & Electronic Music Production (BS)

With this one-of-a-kind degree program and Loyola’s state-of-the-art recording studios, you can hone your EDM, hip-hop, or R&B production skills, or learn how to take your rap performances to the next level.




What Students Are Saying

“Between the industry-driven program it offered and the amount of work that was happening around New Orleans, I knew Loyola would be a great choice.”

Hayden Townsend Freshman, Digital Filmmaking major

“I loved the atmosphere of main campus, because it felt like I could fit in but still had enough room to stand out. I wanted to stay in New Orleans to continue building on my DJ career here, and Loyola’s music program allows me to do that while pursuing my passions for music and art.”

Antoine Barriere Junior, Music Industry Studies major

“I picked Loyola because of the location but I stayed at Loyola because the FAMIS administration makes me feel like I belong and they show dedication
and interest to the students.”

Jenna Mourad Sophomore, Music Industry Studies major

“This is a great program in a great city, with plenty of opportunity for real world experience.”

Sean Weiser Sophomore, Music Industry Studies major

I knew I wanted to go to a smaller college because I wanted to make sure I was getting the individual attention that I need to be successful in the classroom. I also wanted my college experience to be cultural as well educational, so when I saw the cultural opportunities that both Loyola and New Orleans have to offer, I was sold.

Claire McLaughlin Junior, Music Industry Studies/Mass Communication double major

The Latest

Instructor Ivan Griffin Releases Debut Solo Album

FAMIS congratulates vocal instructor and bass-baritone Ivan Griffin, who just released a debut solo album, Finding My Way Back to Me.  A stylistically versatile collection of original songs, the album also features music by Valerian E. Smith. This new release is just […]

Instructor Mia Borders Profiled in Offbeat Magazine

As a recording and performing R&B artist, new FAMIS instructor Mia Borders brings a wealth of knowledge to the contemporary ensemble course she teaches. Recently, Mia was profiled in New Orleans’ Offbeat Magazine, which covered her recent performance at New […]

Vocal Instructor Eboneé Davis and OperaCreole Featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition

As principal soprano and board member of the New Orleans opera company OperaCreole, FAMIS vocal instructor Eboneé Davis was recently mentioned in a profile on NPR’s Weekend Edition: “OperaCréole, an opera company founded in New Orleans, is resurrecting music written […]

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