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Artist Diploma Certificate Program

Program Certificates

Artist Diploma (I) (II) Graduate Certificate

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The Artist Diploma is a non-degree-granting professional certificate program awarded by the School of Music for the successful completion of performance studies combined with general music studies. The curricular content of the proposed Artist Diploma program is designed to provide the student aspiring toward a professional performance career the opportunity to study and perform solo literature and chamber music without taking all the academic course requirements of a master’s degree. Students have outstanding and extensive performance opportunities, in addition to focused study in their applied area. Supplemental coursework is selected from available classes in music literature, pedagogy, or other areas as appropriate to the student’s area of focus. Students in this program are well-prepared for further graduate studies in music, and frequently go on to successful auditions, competitions, and performance careers in music.

HOW TO APPLY:
Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the School of Music for other application requirements.  Graduate Information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Artist Diploma serves the needs of international and US students who are extremely talented, career minded, and dedicated to the art of music-making. Admission is considered once the student has completed a baccalaureate degree, or the international equivalent, and taken an in-person audition (a recording would be accepted if the in-person audition would pose undue hardship). Applicants not holding the baccalaureate degree or its equivalent, but who have extensive study with a master teacher and noted performing experience, may apply. Interested students should contact the Associate Director of Graduate Studies within the School of Music.

PROGRAM DETAILS: 

Students may pursue the Artist Diploma I concurrently with or in addition to a graduate degree (MA or MM) program in music. Only four (4) elective credits (no applied or ensemble credits) may be double counted. Admission to a graduate degree program in music does not guarantee admission to the Artist Diploma certificate program; a separate audition is required. 

Artist Diploma (I)

Diploma (I) requires a minimum of 14 hours in the following program:

Required

Applied Music: MUS APPL 6xxx (540:2xx)

6

Ensemble, or chamber ensemble, or opera performance, or accompanying:

2

Electives in music *

6

MUS APPL 6890

Diploma Recital (must complete one recital and register for Diploma Recital during the semester in which recital is completed)

0

Total Hours

14

 

*

Courses must be selected from 100g/5000-level  and 200/6000-level offerings available during  the period of residency. Vocal students may  include up to 3 hours of graduate foreign language study.  Only 2 hours of ensemble credits beyond the requirements will count toward music electives.  No additional applied music hours will count  toward music electives.  No applied or ensemble credits from another institution may be transferred for the Artist Diploma.)

Additional requirements:

  • Applied jury examination as required;
  • One full solo recital (Diploma recital);
  • All course work must be completed with a grade of B or higher, and applied study and Diploma I recital with a grade of A.

Artist Diploma (II)

Diploma (II) requires a minimum of 28 hours in the following program:

Required

Applied Music: MUS APPL 6xxx (540:2xx):

12

Ensemble, or chamber ensemble, or opera performance, or collaborative playing:

4

Electives in music *

12

MUS APPL 6890

Diploma Recital (must complete two recitals and register for Diploma Recital during each semester in which recitals are completed)

0

Total Hours

28

 

*

(Courses must be selected from 100g/5000-level and 200/6000-level offerings available during the period of residency. Vocal students may include up to 6 hours of graduate foreign language study. Only 4 hours of ensemble credits beyond the requirements will count toward music electives. No additional applied music hours will count  toward music electives. No applied or ensemble credits from another institution may be transferred for an Artist Diploma certificate.)               

Additional requirements:

  • Applied jury examination as required;
  • Two full solo recitals (Diploma Recitals);
  • All course work must be completed with a grade of B or higher, and applied study with a grade of A.