Artist Diploma

The Artist Diploma in Music is a two-year, post-master's degree program.


Prospective student must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in music and a Master's degree in music.  There will be an in-person audition specific to each instrument or voice.  Once admitted, students must pass an Artist Diploma Entrance Jury (scheduled within the normal year-end jury examinations) by the end of the first year before being allowed to continue in the program.

Those students whose primary language is not English must report a score of at least 45 (133 on the computer-based test or 450 on the paper-based test) on the TOEFL examination by the end of the first year of study.

Required Courses

The artist diploma requires 36 credits distributed as follows:

  • Applied Music - 24 credits
  • Graduate-level music courses - 4 credits
  • Directed study in the literature of the major - 4 credits
  • Participation in a major conducted ensemble (or accompanying for organ and piano majors) - 4 credits (1 per semester)
  • Three formal recitals


University of Redlands is required by the U.S. Department of Education to post the Gainful Employment (GE) required information (program information, completion rates, program cost, and median loan debt). To view this information please click here.

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