- 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 2016-2017 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.
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)|
|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.
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 Artist Diploma program.