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.




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

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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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Bobby Rush’s Grammy®-winning 2017 album Porcupine Meat, produced by Loyola’s own Scott Billington, chalked up another win for Album of the Year at the 38th annual Blues Music Awards.  Held on May 11th by The Blues Foundation at the Cook Convention Center […]

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