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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:

  1. an application, and
  2. an interview.

Students must be accepted to the University before an invitation to interview will be extended.

The dates for the 2020-2021 application submission and subsequent invitational interviews are listed below:

Interview Dates:

All Interviews will be held over zoom for the 2020-2021 school year.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 submit materials by October 28, 2020 - Early Decision/Early Commitment Interview.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 submit materials by February 3, 2021 - Early Decision/Early Commitment Interview.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 submit materials by March 21, 2021

Eligibility

  • UPDATED
    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 21 or above
    • SAT score of 1060 or above
  • 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.

Note About Early Decision/Early Commitment Interviews

The November and February Interview is an Early Decision/Early Commitment interview. This means that those attending this interview wish to become a student in the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment in fall 2021 and have selected Oklahoma City University as their first choice university/college and the OCU entertainment program as their first choice dance program.

It also means that we will notify interviewees of the interview results within two or three weeks following the interview and that interviewees who are accepted must make an early commitment to OCU and the Ann Lacy School to become a entertainment business major for fall 2021, applying for financial aid if needed, making a housing deposit, and taking other steps in good faith to become an OCU student in fall 2021, subject to acceptance for admission by the university. Those needing to wait until May 1st to decide which university they wish to attend should plan to attend our April interview.

Phase I: Application

The following materials must be submitted to satisfy the written phase of the Entertainment Business application process.

  1. 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.
  2. Complete the Entertainment Business Application Questionnaire, which includes uploading a resume and photo. To access the electronic version that can be submitted online, click here.

The complete application must be received by the deadline prior to the interview. 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 - this year we will be hosting all interviews via zoom to abide by social distancing guidelines.

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 mshelley@okcu.edu or 405-208-5982.

Mailing Address:
Entertainment Business
Attn: Melanie Shelley
2501 N. Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

E-mail: mshelley@okcu.edu

Fax: Attn: Melanie Shelley 405-208-5313