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.