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Jazz Studies, Graduate Diploma

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Marc Dicciani \ \ 215.717.6340
Program Director


The Graduate Diploma in Jazz Studies is a two-year advanced program of study in jazz and contemporary music performance.  The curriculum is flexible in order to satisfy the goals of the individual student.  Admission to the program is limited to students who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree, a College-Level Conservatory Diploma, or the foreign equivalent of either, and who possess graduate-level music performance skills and knowledge.  The curriculum focuses on developing advanced musical aptitude through applied private lessons, ensembles, and elective courses.  Specific and individualized programs of study are developed in consultation with the Chair of Graduate Jazz Studies.

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The federal Higher Education Opportunity Act contains a specific regulation requiring colleges and universities that offer diploma-based programs (not leading to a bachelor’s or master’s degree) to provide the following program-related information to prospective students:

Title of Program  Jazz Studies, Graduate Diploma
U.S.Dept of Education Classification of Institutional Programs (CIP)  #50.0903
CIP Title Description  Music Performance, General
Program Length  2 years (36 credits)
Program prepares students to enter following occupations  Occupational Information Network: Crosswalk Search
SOC Code  27-2042.02, Musicians, Instrumental
SOC Code  27-2041.00, Music Directors
Tuition  $34,840 per year / $17,420 per semester for 9-18 credits
Books & Supplies  $2,000 per year / $1,000 per semester
Annual Room & Board  $10,910

Program Requirements (36 credits)

Required Courses (20 credits)

Electives (16 credits)

  • Complete 16 credits of graduate level elective coursework. This requirement is satisfied by 500, 600, or 700 level courses.