Admission to Candidacy

Students desiring to be Recording Industry or Audio Production majors must apply for and be admitted into a limited number of openings in the program. This ensures our majors have ample access to our facilities and maintains the integrity of our degree by selecting students who perform at a high level. You will not be eligible to take most Recording Industry courses unless and until you are granted candidacy, which is admission to continue in the major. 

Candidacy is granted three times per year after the end of the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Students should apply for candidacy BEFORE THE END of the semester in which they will have completed the respective requirements for candidacy. If a student has already received candidacy, they do not need to apply again unless they change their major.

See the following links for candidacy requirements in each major and MAKE SURE YOU HAVE MET ALL OF THEM BEFORE APPLYING!

BS in Audio Production

The requirements for Audio Production candidacy changed starting in Summer 2019. Your application is based on the academic catalog your degree is under which is, by default, the first semester you attended MTSU.

If your first semester at MTSU was before Summer 2019, click here to review the Audio Production candidacy requirements.

If your first semester at MTSU was Summer 2019 or after, click here to review the Audio Production candidacy requirements. 

BS in Recording Industry (RI)

If you have met the requirements, please click the "Apply for Candidacy" button below to fill out the candidacy application. *You will receive a confirmation email if your application was submitted successfully.  

Apply for candidacy

Candidacy Appeals

The form and basic instructions for appealing rejected candidacies can be found here.  Please make sure to include all the required information before submitting the candidacy appeal packet. Students who appeal will be notified by email of the Appeal Committee's decision before the next semester starts.

Students who do not achieve candidacy by appointment or appeal may reapply the following semester.

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