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Undergraduate Certificate Programs in Music and Dance

The Boyer College offers a wide range of Undergraduate Certificate Programs, each designed to develop significant knowledge and performance experience in a music or dance field. These programs provide opportunities to experience the excitement of Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts courses in a coherent disciplinary context beyond that which is possible in random course election.

Graded experiences will be recognized on the final transcript. Certificates are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor’s degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the bachelor’s degree.

Certificates are available in the following:

Chamber Music Jazz Improvisation Music Theory: Traditional
Classical Piano Jazz Piano Music Theory: Jazz
Classical Voice Jazz Voice Orchestral Music
Dance Music Performing Arts
Jazz Arranging Music Composition Technology
Jazz Composition Music History  

ADMISSION

REQUIREMENTS

Chamber Music
Admission: Submit a video recording (DVD) of one movement of a solo work from standard classical repertoire.

Courses

Credits

MUST 3770 | Topics in Music Theory  (2 sections @ 2)

4

MUSC 3551 |Applied Lesson - Instrumental (2 sections @3)

6

MUSC 4510 | Instrumental Ensemble (2 sections @ 1)

2

MUSC 4520 | Ensemble (2 sections @ 1)

2

Total

14

Classical Piano
Admission: Successful completion of MUSC 1411 (classical section) or submit a video recording (DVD) of a short selection from the standard classical repertoire.

Courses

Credits

MUSC 1411 | Private Piano for Non-Music Majors

1

MUSC 1412 | Private Piano for Non-Music Majors

1

MUSC 2411 | Private Piano for Non-Music Majors

1

MUST 3770 | Topics in Music Theory  (2 sections @ 3)

6

MUSC 3422 | Keyboard Literature

3

Total

12

Classical Voice
Admission: Successful completion of MUSC 1256 (classical section) or submit a video recording (DVD) of one song or aria from the standard classical repertoire.

Courses

Credits

MUSC 1256 | Private Voice for Non-Music Majors

1

MUSC 1257 | Private Voice for Non-Music Majors

1

MUSC 1258 | Private Voice for Non-Music Majors

1

MUST 1741 | Aural Theory I

2

MUSC 1407 | Piano for Non-Music Majors

1

MUSC 1408 | Piano for Non-Music Majors

1

MUSC 3300 | Choral Ensemble   (3 sections @ 1)

3

MUST 1701 | Music Theory for Non-Majors or

MUST 3770 | Topics in Music Theory

2

Total

12

Dance
Admission: Submit a video recording (DVD) of a self-choreographed solo (two minutes maximum) which demonstrates the applicant’s ability to develop movement ideas using some basic elements of composition.

Courses

Credits

DANC 1804 | Jazz Dance

2

DANC 1807 | Hatha Yoga I or

DANC 2822 | Pilates: Body Conditioning

2

DANC 1811 | Movement Improvisation I

2

DANC 1815 | Modern Dance Technique I A or

DANC 1831 | Ballet I or

DANC 2844 | Hip Hop

2

DANC 1852 | Ways of Knowing Dance

2

DANC 2853 | African Dance

2

Total

12

Jazz Arranging
Admission: Submit one original jazz arrangement (minimum 12 measures, PDF format) to boyer@temple.edu.

Courses

Credits

MUST 3770 | Topics in Music Theory  (2 sections @ 2)

4

MUST 4112 | Jazz Arranging I

3

MUST 4115 | Commercial Arranging II

3

MUST 4110 | Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging

2

Total

12

Jazz Studies Composition
Admission: Submit one original jazz composition (minimum 16 measures, PDF format) to boyer@temple.edu.

Courses

Credits

MUST 3770 | Topics in Music Theory (2 sections @ 3) 

6

MUST 4110 | Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging

2

MUST 4112 | Jazz Arranging I

3

MUST 4120 | Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging

2

Total

13

Jazz Improvisation
Admission: Submit a video recording (DVD) of one jazz standard (with improvisation) from The New Real Book.

Courses

Credits

MUST 3770 | Theory I ( 2 sections @ 2)

4

MUST 4113 | Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice I

2

MUSC 3100 | Small Jazz Ensemble  ( 4 sections @ 1)

4

MUST 4114 | Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice II

2

Total

12

Jazz Piano
Admission: Successful completion of MUSC 1411 (Jazz section) or submit a video recording (DVD) of one jazz standard (with improvisation) from The New Real Book.

Courses

Credits

MUSC 1411 | Private Piano for Non-Music Majors

1

MUSC 1412 | Private Piano for Non-Music Majors

1

MUST 3770 | Topics in Music Theory  (2 sections @ 2)

4

MUSC 3100 | Small Jazz Ensemble  (4 sections @ 1)

4

MUST 4113 | Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice I

2

Total

12

Jazz Voice
Admission: Successful completion of MUSC 1256 (Jazz section) or submit a video recording (DVD) of one jazz standard (with improvisation) from The New Real Book.

Courses

Credits

MUSC 1256 | Private Voice for Non-Music Majors

1

MUSC 1257 | Private Voice for Non-Music Majors

1

MUST 3770 | Topics in Music Theory  (2 sections @ 2)

4

MUSC 3100 | Small Jazz Ensemble  (4 sections @ 1)

4

MUST 3300 | Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice I

2

Total

12

Music
Admission: No audition or portfolio requirement.
There are two course completion options for the Certificate in Music: Music A and Music B:

Music A: Courses

Credits

MUST 3770 | Topics in Music Theory

2

MUST 2703 | Music in History

3

MUSC 3300 | Choral Ensemble (3 sections @ 1) or

MUSC 1411 | Private Piano for Non-Music Majors (3 sections @ 1) or

MUSC 4520 | Instrumental Ensemble (3 sections @ 1)

3

MUST 2704 | Music In History

3

MUST 2733 | American Musical Theater

3

Total

14

Music B: Courses

Credits

MUST 1701 | Music Theory for Non-Majors 

2

MUST  1763 | American Popular Music

2

MUSC 3300 | Choral Ensemble (3 sections @ 1) or

MUSC 1411 | Private Piano for Non-Music Majors (3 sections @ 1) or

MUSC 4520 | Instrumental Ensemble (3 sections @ 1)

3

MUST 2112 | Pop Song Writing

2

MUST 2114 | History of Jazz

3

Total

12

Music Composition
Admission: Submit one original composition (minimum 16 measures, PDF format) to boyer@temple.edu.

Courses

Credits

MUST 3770 | Topics in Music Theory  (2 sections @ 3)

6

MUST 2748 | Composition I

2

MUST 2749 | Composition II

2

MUST 4717 | Counterpoint

3

Total

13

Music History
Admission: No audition or portfolio requirement.

Courses

Credits

MUST 3770 | Topics in Music Theory (2 sections @ 2) 

4

MUST 2703 | Music In History

3

MUST 2704 | Music in History

3

MUST 3696 | Music In History

3

Total

13

Music Theory: Traditional
Admission: No audition or portfolio requirement.

Courses

Credits

MUST 1711 | Theory I (Traditional)

4

MUST 1712 | Theory II (Traditional)

4

MUST 2711 | Theory III (Traditional)

4

MUST 4717 | Counterpoint

3

Total

15

Music Theory: Jazz
Admission: No audition or portfolio requirement.

Courses

Credits

MUST 1711 | Theory I  (Jazz)

4

MUST 1712 | Theory II (Jazz)

4

MUST 2711 | Theory III (Jazz)

4

MUST 3770 | Topics in Music Theory

2

Total

14

Orchestral Music
Admission: Submit a video recording (DVD) of one movement of a solo work from standard classical repertoire.

Courses

Credits

MUST 3770 | Topics in Music Theory  (2 sections @ 2)

4

MUSC 3551 | Applied Lesson - Instrumental (2 sections @ 3)

6

MUSC 4500 | Instrumental Ensemble (2 sections @ 1)

2

MUSC 4520 | Ensemble (2 sections @ 1)

2

Total

14

Performing Arts
Admission: No audition or portfolio requirement.

Courses

Credits

THTR 1008 | Poetry as Performance

3

FMA 1171 | Media & Culture or

FMA 1172 | Introduction to Film & Video Analysis

3

MUSC 3100 | Small Jazz Ensemble (4 sections @ 1) or

MUSC 3300 | Choral Ensemble (4 sections @ 1) or

MUSC 4500 | Instrumental Ensemble (4 sections @ 1)

4

DANC 1811 | Movement Improvisation I

2

Total

12

Music Technology
Admission: No audition or portfolio requirement.

Courses

Credits

MUST 4713 | Sound Recording

3

MUST 4714 | Sound Editing

3

FMA 1172 | Introduction to Film & Video Analysis

3

MUST 4725 | Advanced Audio Production

3

Total

12