To earn the Artist Diploma in jazz studies, 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
   or MPE 5880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MUS 5310/Advanced Jazz Arranging I or
   MUS 5350/Topics in Jazz Seminar
 
3 credits
MUS 5900/Independent Study 1 credit
 
Spring: 9 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 5880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
Graduate music elective 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
   or MPE 5880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MUS 5310/Advanced Jazz Arranging I or
   MUS 5350/Topics in Jazz Seminar
 
3 credits
MUS 5900/Independent Study 1 credit
 
Spring: 9 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 5880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
Graduate music elective 2 credits
MUS 5455/Topics in Professional Development 1 credit
MPE 5995/Artist Diploma Recital 1 credit