Develop your talent and gain the real-world skills to turn your passion into
a career in the music, media, audio and entertainment industries
Our programs give you the skills necessary for
a career in
music through a combined focus on
Study with Billboard chart toppers, Grammy Award
nominees, Broadway veterans, industry executives
Learn and work in our 11
top-flight recording studios
3 premium performance venues.
Get in on exclusive internship and networking
Our campus is directly plugged in to the world-class
and arts scene of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
More than 95% of our students receive financial aid.
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Whether you know exactly what you'd like to study, or you're looking to explore your
options, we can help you find the right degree program to meet your goals.
"I used to think I'd either be an artist on tour, or I'd be an engineer recording other bands. My view of the industry opened up when I started at McNally Smith and found out about composing and licensing. That excited me - I was able to combine my technical skills with my creativity. And I use the entrepreneurial part of my brain every day working with Anthem Falls Music - networking and building the website and doing social media."
McNally Smith is committed to nurturing and developing future music makers and creative media professionals. We do everything we can to make our unique educational experience accessible and affordable to all students. On average, we award more than
$2 million in College-funded aid, and more than 95% of our students receive financial assistance to help cover their educational costs.
Our Financial Aid Office helps students and their families manage the cost of a quality education through a variety of options - including need-based grants, scholarships and loans available through federal, state and private sources. Our staff provides you with guidance every step of the way to help you find the resources you need to help finance your McNally Smith education.