To earn the Artist Diploma in piano, students must meet the following conservatory requirements (18 credits for the one-year program; 38 credits for the two-year program): 

First Year: 18 credits

Fall:9 credits
MPE 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 5565/Purchase New Music 2 credits
MPE 5480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 5995/Diploma Recital: Classical 1 credit
 
Spring:10 credits
MPE 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music or
   MPE 5202/Camerata or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble
2 credits
MPE 5610/Collaborative Piano 1 credit
MPE 5—/Graduate performance elective 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 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 5565/Purchase New Music 2 credits
MPE 5480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 5995/Artist Diploma Recital: Classical 1 credit
 
Spring:10 credits
MPE 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music or
   MPE 5202/Camerata or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble
2 credits
MPE 5610/Collaborative Piano 1 credit
MPE 5—/Graduate performance elective 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