Studio/Jazz Guitar

Artist Diploma Program – Studio/Jazz Guitar


This program is designed for young artists of exceptional ability and musical sensitivity who plan careers as solo performers. The Artist Diploma Program provides young artists with the opportunity to devote their full time to concentrated study and practice for the duration of their assigned programs. A minimum of 16 units at the 754 level (from MPEM, MPGU, MPKS, MPST, MPVA or MPWP) and four full-length recitals are required. This program typically requires two to three consecutive years of study for completion.

Sample Summary of Program of Study

Program Intensive Courses (16 units)

MP 754 Artist Diploma Performance (four 4-unit courses)

Capstone Projects

Four full-length Recitals

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.