This diploma is intended for graduate students in music who have completed the master’s degree requirements for their areas of study.

To earn the Artist Diploma in opera 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 5300/Private Study: Voice 3 credits
MPE 5250/Opera Workshop 2 credits
MTH 5 —/Music theory/analysis elective 2 credits
Graduate music elective 2 credits
 
Spring:9 credits
MPE 5300/Private Study: Voice 3 credits
MPE 5250/Opera Workshop 2 credits
MPE 5255/Operatic Styles I 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 5300/Private Study: Voice 3 credits
MPE 5250/Opera Workshop 2 credits
MPE 5256/Operatic Styles II 2 credits
Graduate music elective 2 credits
 
Spring:9 credits
MPE 5300/Private Study: Voice 3 credits
MPE 5250/Opera Workshop 2 credits
MPE 5257/Operatic Styles III 2 credits
MUS 5455/Topics in Professional Development 1 credit
MPE 5995/Artist Diploma Recital 1 credit