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Composition, Diploma Diploma

The Diploma program is a three-year program of study for the few very gifted undergraduate musicians in keyboard, orchestral instruments, and voice, who for personal or professional reasons must pursue a non-degree course of study concentrating almost exclusively on performance. New students may enter this program only upon recommendation of the dean and the Admissions Committee. Currently enrolled students may transfer into this program only upon approval of the Scholastic Standing Committee.

NOTE: Important statistics and disclosure information on all non-degree diploma programs are available on the Juilliard Web site.


Diploma students must complete a minimum of 72 credits. Those credits are distributed as follows (the specific performance and musicianship requirements are set by arrangement with the dean):

  Credits 1st year Credits 2nd year Credits 3rd year  
Major Study 5/5 5/5 5/5  
Performance Requirement 4-6/4-6 4/4 4/4  
Musicianship Requirement * 3-6/3-6 3/3 3/3  
Annual/Graduation Juries -/0 -/0 -/0  
Departmental Seminar     1/1  
Recital     -/1  

* Students must demonstrate proficiency through the second-year levels of Music Theory and Analysis (THMUS 411) and Ear Training II (ETMUS 211-2).

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