The artist diploma prepares preprofessional performance students for professional careers by giving focused instruction in all areas of performance including technique, interpretation, repertoire, stage deportment and communication skills, and knowledge of the business of professional performance.
Applicants must show proof of completion of an undergraduate music degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted. Successful completion of an entrance audition and a review of undergraduate transcripts are required for entrance to this certificate program. Students whose undergraduate degree is not in music must complete qualifying placement examinations in Western music theory, Western history and literature, and aural skills, in addition to the entrance audition. Students must enroll in this program as matriculated students.
Students must complete the following 24-unit curriculum: Music 515, 516 (2 units), 569-589 (4 units), 651 (8 units); 767; 798 (1 unit); four units to be selected from Music 507, 518A-518B, 541, 542, 543, 554 (2-4 units), 566A-566B (for jazz studies students only), 590, 641, 766, or 1-3 additional units of 798. Vocal students must demonstrate competency equal to a college-level course in French, German, and Italian.
The graduate adviser will be responsible for verifying a student’s satisfactory completion of the academic requirements established for the program and for forwarding a completed copy of the verification form to Graduate and Research Affairs. Additionally, this adviser will direct the student into elective coursework that best suits the needs of the individual student.
All units in this certificate program are applicable to the various specializations in the M.A. in Music and the M.M. degree programs. However, not all courses are required in each specialization. Please see the requirements for each graduate specialization listed in the Graduate Bulletin.
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