Entertainment Business Application
The Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business degree at Oklahoma City University is one of very few of its kind offered in the U.S. Because of the unique nature of the program, there is a secondary application to be admitted to the Entertainment Business program in addition to applying academically to the University.
Prospective students are required to apply for admission to the University prior to or in conjunction with beginning the secondary application for admission to the Entertainment Business program.
The application process for admission into the Entertainment Business program has two distinct phases:
- a written packet of material, and
- an interview.
Students must be accepted to the University before an invitation to interview will be extended.
The dates for the 2016-2017 application submission and subsequent invitational interviews are listed below:
Friday, November 11, 2016 submit materials by October 30, 2016
Friday, February 17, 2017 submit materials by January 30, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017 submit materials by April 7, 2017
To be eligible to apply to the entertainment business program, students (domestic or international) must have at least one of the following:
- ACT score of 20 or above
- SAT score of 950 or above (excluding the writing test) for SAT test taken prior to March 2016
- SAT score of 1030 or above for SAT test taken March 2016 or after
- Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 with a minimum of 26 hours and no more than 60 hours of academic course work.
- A TOEFL score of 600 or higher is required for students from countries where English is a second language.
- This degree is designed for first time undergraduate students. Students who have already completed a Bachelor degree are not eligible to apply for the Entertainment Business program.
Phase I: Written
The following materials must be submitted to satisfy the written phase of the Entertainment Business application process.
- Complete the Entertainment Business Application Questionnaire. To access the electronic version that can be submitted online, click here. You can also download a PDF and complete the application on paper. Submit paper applications to: Melanie Shelley Dance & Entertainment Oklahoma City University 2501 N Blackwelder Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73106
- Prepare a professional resume, including recent photo.
- Submit three letters of recommendation from people who have a working knowledge of your abilities. Applicants may not submit recommendations from relatives or family members. A reference may submit a letter of recommendation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If a reference prefers not to write a letter, he or she may use the Online Recommendation Form.
- Write a personal goals-related essay between 500 and 700 words. This essay should be written by you personally without assistance from anyone. Applicants who choose to submit the application questionnaire electronically may submit the essay on the same form.
- Submit all high school and college transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
- Applicants who have not started the application process to the University are required to start the University application process as a part of Phase I of the Entertainment Business application. Click here to apply online.
All materials must be typed, presented in a professional manner, and delivered to Melanie Shelley, Associate Dean, either in person, mail, or electronically. The complete packet must be received by the deadline prior to the interview. All written materials must have the applicant's name, mailing address, email address, and day and evening telephone numbers clearly evident. Upon receiving a completed application packet, the Entertainment Business Review Board will evaluate the application. Applicants will be notified by the office of the Dean as to whether or not the applicant will move forward in the application process to the interview phase.
Phase II: Interview
After the Entertainment Business Review Board consideration of the applicant’s written materials, if approved, each qualified applicant will be invited to an on-campus interview with the Review Board. Students must be accepted to the University before an invitation to interview will be extended. These interviews are coordinated through the office of the Dean. Applicants who are unable to attend an on campus interview due to cumbersome travel arrangements or extenuating circumstances will participate in an online video interview. Applicants residing in a 400 mile radius of Oklahoma City are encouraged to make arrangements to attend the on-campus interview.
Interviews are scheduled on specific days during the year. Please refer to the dates listed above. Applicants will be notified in writing by the Dean about their acceptance and arts management scholarship status in the Entertainment Business program following their interview.
Acknowledgement and acceptance of the offered position and scholarship must be received from the student before they are officially accepted. The office of Undergraduate Admissions will be sent notification of those who are accepted into the program.
Arts Management Scholarships
Applicants who are accepted into the Entertainment Business program will be awarded an initial entertainment management scholarship. Scholarships awarded to those who interview in person on campus will be significantly larger than scholarships awarded to those who interview by electronic methods. For applicants interviewing in person on campus for admission to the Entertainment Business program for the following fall, the arts management scholarship will be approximately $7,000.
Entertainment management scholarships are considered to be “talent scholarships” by the university and are not need based. Entertainment Business majors may apply each spring for an arts management scholarship for the following academic year, provided that eligibility requirements are met and the student complies with scholarship terms. For more information about the Entertainment Business program application process, contact Melanie Shelley in the Dean’s Office at email@example.com or 405-208-5982. Application materials may be submitted to the office of the Dean, Attn: Melanie Shelley.
Attn: Melanie Shelley
2501 N. Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Fax: Attn: Melanie Shelley 405-208-5313
Dance and Entertainment LEADS Scholarship
Dance and Entertainment LEADS is a scholarship program to recognize outstanding Dance and Entertainment Business Majors. Students selected for this program receive a scholarship for their freshman year, participate in personalized arts management leadership workshops, and are assigned leadership roles in dance and entertainment productions.
Applicants must be high school seniors and have at least a 24 ACT and 3.25 or higher GPA. You can apply online here.
The final deadline for applications is February 1, 2017.