Nestled among well-known private schools with robust music business programs, CU Denver is the only school represented on Billboard's list in the Rocky Mountain region.
College Gazette just named CU Denver on of 10 Best Colleges for Pop Music and Songwriting, highlighting MEIS' cross-disciplinary approach to teaching musicians everything they need to know to succeed in the music industry.
As one of the only music departments in the country with a contemporary focus, Music & Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) at CU Denver provides the guidance, knowledge and expertise needed to transform your passion for music into a lifelong profession.
Our alumni have won Emmy Awards for sound recording and have toured the world with their bands. Whether you’re interested in building the business or creating the sound, MEIS offers four programs that prepare students for careers in the arts and entertainment industries through intense focus on commercial music business and styles.