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How To Apply For E-Media

Whether you are an incoming freshman, a transfer student, or a non-traditional student, you are about to take a big step towards your future at the University of Cincinnati.

The first step in your application process is to review the following admission materials and instructions. Please review the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Application Handbook before you begin your application. This document contains important information regarding the application procedures. Not reading this document could create future problems with your application.

* CCM 2020-21 Application Handbook (1.6 MB)
Updated July 19, 2019

Please note: the Application Handbook discusses the audition process. E-Media applicants are NOT required to schedule an audition.

After you have reviewed the handbook, you can start the application process by visiting, but we advise you to take the following steps to help make the process easier:

  • Contact CCM's Office of Admissions: there are requirements that you will need to satisfy in order to be accepted into the E-Media program, and CCM advisors will help you get everything in order.
    • Phone: 513-556-9479 (Undergraduate) 
    • Fax: 513-556-1028 
    • E-mail:
  • Inquire about speaking to an E-Media faculty member and/or current student: You're entering into an exciting field with many different options. Let us help you put a focus on what you want to accomplish at UC and beyond. If you already know the specifics of what you want to study, we'll connect you with people that are involved with your desired field.
  • Take a look at the E-Media Course Offerings: We have a wide array of classes within the E-Media discipline.  What interests you the most about this field?  Is there a specific area that you would like to specialize in?  View the class offerings at the links below, and see what excites you!
  • Watch the below clip for guidance on your video essay: In order to be accepted to E-Media, you must submit a video essay. Let us know if you have further questions. Recording the essay is no exception, and we'd be happy to offer you advice!

Applicants are required to submit their recordings through Acceptd at

After registering with Acceptd, you may upload video, images or audio files.

  • Video file types: MPEG, MPG, MP4, OGG, MOV, AVI, WMV, M4V, VOB, FLV
  • Image file types: JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF
  • Audio file types: MP3, OGG, M4A, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC

File Size upload limits:

  • Videos: Should not exceed 4GB
  • Audio: Should not exceed 750 MB
  • Images: Should not exceed 500 MB
  • Documents: Should not exceed 250 MB

For technical support, contact

  • Watch this video (and show it to your parents): The video below was produced by graduates of the E-Media program. You'll get a quick look at what you will be learning during your time at UC, and what former students are now accomplishing with their degrees (spoiler alert - they have pretty cool careers).

Do you have questions? Let us know how we can help you! Send an email to E-Media Program Coordinator Jeni Vanlandingham at