Students applying to The Blackbird Academy must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED-equivalent. Applying students must submit the most recent copy of their high school transcripts or GED with their admission application. Online High School or GED courses may not be acceptable; please check with the Director of Student Operations for more information.
Due to the advanced nature of The Blackbird Academy’s program, basic audio knowledge and/or experience in the audio recording and/or live sound field, is highly recommended. Letters of recommendation are accepted. Students applying will be interviewed in person or by phone, and must pay an appropriate deposit to hold a seat, which applies to the cost of enrollment.
International Student Admission Requirements
The Blackbird Academy is approved through the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). Qualified international students will receive an M-1 Student Visa.
In order to be awarded a U.S. Student Visa (I-20), an international student must provide a certificate of financial guarantee. This document demonstrates the ability of a student to provide financial support for tuition and living expenses while in the United States.
The following documents are required for international students to enroll at The Blackbird Academy:
• An I-20 form
• A DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application
• A passport recognized by the U.S., valid at least six months beyond the intended stay in country
• One 2×2 photograph
• An MRV fee receipt to demonstrate payment of visa application fee
• A SEVIS I-901 fee receipt
English Proficiency Tests