Integrated Composition Improvisation and Technology – A Doctoral Degree in Music at the University of California, Irvine
Where can I find out how to apply to ICIT?
Please see the “Apply”
I have a lot of experience in _______ and some in ________ but know nothing about _______. Will I get in to ICIT? (Fill in the blanks with Composition, Improvisation or Technology.)
We don’t expect everyone applying to our program to already have experience in all three areas. Some
Do I have to have an undergraduate music degree to get into ICIT?
To be prepared for the coursework we require, you will need the sort of background provided by an
Do I need to submit scores with my application?
In theory, there is no particular requirement about the formats you submit for the creative work portfolio.
How much should I submit as part of my portfolio of creative work, and in what formats?
We suggest you include several pieces that you think represent both the breadth and depth of your experience
Are you looking for a certain style of music in applicants?
No. We are looking for serious musicians who want to explore the integration of composition, improvisation
What should I include in the personal statement?
The personal statement is an opportunity for you to contextualize your application for us, to give us an idea
What is a writing sample, and what should I include for that?
The writing sample is for us to evaluate both your writing and critical thinking skills. Please submit a
Should I contact faculty members via e-mail or phone with more questions?
On this website we’ve tried to answer all the most common questions, but if after having read this page
Can I visit the program and meet faculty?
You are welcome to visit campus, and please let us know if you are coming. If you have submitted your
Do I have to have a master’s degree to get into ICIT?
Not necessarily. ICIT accepts students with and without master’s degrees. If you already have a
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