To earn the Artist Diploma in strings, 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 5 —/Private Study: Instrument 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
Graduate music elective 2 credits
 
Spring: 9 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MUS 5455/Topics in Professional Development 1 credit
MPE 5995/Artist Diploma Recital 1 credit
 

Second Year: 18 credits

Fall: 9 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument 3 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MPE 5565/Purchase New Music 2 credits
Graduate music elective 2 credits
 
Spring: 9 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MUS 5455/Topics in Professional Development 1 credit
MPE 5995/Artist Diploma Recital 1 credit