The Graduate Certificate in performance is a two-year, 16-unit program consisting of individual instruction, studio class, and two ensembles, or the equivalent thereof, each semester. This graduate-level program is designed for students who have completed their undergraduate education in music, or its equivalent, and intend to concentrate their energies on the full-time development of their discipline.
- Refer to the 2013-2014 USC Catalogue for course descriptions and complete requirements.
- See the USC Thornton School of Music Admissions page for specific application information.
- Current students should refer to the specific requirements list for their major, which is provided by Thornton Student Affairs.
Sample Summary of Program of Study
Program Intensive Courses (16 units)
|MP__ 554||Graduate Certificate Performance (four 4-unit courses)|
|554 encompasses 2 units of individual instruction in the primary instrument, studio class, and 2 units of ensembles or the equivalent as appropriate to the discipline.|
All curricular requirements are evaluated on an annual basis and are subject to change. Students follow the curricular requirements as published in the USC Catalogue for their year of matriculation.
Gainful Employment Disclosures
The United States Department of Education requires that not-for-profit educational institutions disclose certain types of information regarding programs that do not lead to a degree. These federal regulations are designed to provide information about programs leading to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The following link provides the required information for the Graduate Certificate program in Music Performance.