- The program details described below are subject to change. Actual degree requirements for a given academic year may differ from what is listed here.
- Refer to the 2015-2016 USC Catalogue for complete course descriptions and degree requirements.
- See the Thornton Admission page for specific application information.
- Current students should refer to the specific requirements list for their major, which is available through the Thornton Student Affairs office.
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.
Sample Summary of Program of Study
Program Intensive Courses (16 units)
|MPGU 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.