To earn the Artist Diploma in classical guitar, students must meet the following conservatory requirements (18 credits for the one-year program; 36 credits for the two-year program):

First Year: 18 credits

Fall:9 credits
MPE 5210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music or
   MPE 5202/Camerata or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble
2 credits
MPE 5410/Guitar Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 5451/Guitar Ensemble 2 credits
MPE 5995/Artist Diploma Recital: Classical 1 credit
 
Spring:9 credits
MPE 5210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music or
   MPE 5202/Camerata or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble
2 credits
MPE 5451/Guitar Ensemble 2 credits
MUS 5520/Trends in Music in Society or
   MUS 5522/Establishing a Professional Musical Life
1 credit
MPE 5995/Artist Diploma Recital: Classical 1 credit
 

Second Year: 18 credits

Fall:9 credits
MPE 5210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music or
   MPE 5202/Camerata or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble
2 credits
MPE 5410/Guitar Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 5451/Guitar Ensemble 2 credits
MPE 5995/Artist Diploma Recital: Classical 1 credit
 
Spring:9 credits
MPE 5210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music or
   MPE 5202/Camerata or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble
2 credits
MPE 5451/Guitar Ensemble 2 credits
MUS 5520/Trends in Music in Society or
   MUS 5522/Establishing a Professional Musical Life
1 credit
MPE 5995/Artist Diploma Recital: Classical 1 credit