2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Music Special Programs

Artist Diploma (Pre-Baccalaureate)

The Artist Diploma is a program for the most advanced and gifted performers who, by their performance and credentials, demonstrate that they have serious potential to become concert artists. The program is designed to provide intensive study and performance opportunities under the guidance of master teachers in preparation for a concert career.

An audition for the appropriate applied studio faculty is required. Admission to the program is allowed only upon the recommendation of the appropriate applied studio faculty and the approval of the director of the School of Music.

The Artist Diploma is a three-year program available in both a pre-baccalaureate and a post-baccalaureate track. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required to maintain satisfactory academic progress in this program.

The Artist Diploma (pre-baccalaureate) requires 33 hours total as follows:

Studio Performance Lessons

26 hours

MUSP 40XXXUpper Division

Recitals (4 hours):

MUSP 30991Recital I


MUSP 40971Diploma Recital


MUSP 40981Diploma Recital


MUSP 40991Recital II


Chamber Music/Ensemble/Collaborative Piano (3 hours):

MUSI 10080Chamber Music


MUSI 100X0Various Ensembles


MUSI 21081Artist Diploma Pre-Baccalaureate Collaborative Piano


*Appropriate course determined by student's applied music area; specific ensemble assignment determined upon admission