To earn the Performers Certificate 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 5994/Performers Certificate 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 5994/Performers Certificate Recital 1 credit