Music Undergraduate Certificate

Gain a range of musical knowledge with the Music Undergraduate Certificate in Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance. Certificate students develop expertise in music history, theory and performance.

The Music Undergraduate Certificate affords students a flexible curriculum with two options for completing coursework. The more intensive Music A option comprises 15 credit hours and includes advanced music theory as well as coursework on the history, style and musical forms of the Baroque period. The Music B option consists of 12 credit hours and includes courses on the history of jazz and American popular music and a more basic music theory course geared toward non-Music majors. All students take part in choral and instrumental ensembles as well as individual piano lessons.

If you are interested in the Music Undergraduate Certificate, you must be in good standing and have completed at least 15 credits at Temple by the initial requested semester of certificate coursework.

Classes & Curriculum

For the 15-credit Music A option, courses include

  • American Musical Theater,
  • Music In History and
  • Topics in Music Theory.

For the 12-credit Music B option, courses include

  • American Popular Music,
  • History of Jazz,
  • Music Theory for Non-Majors and
  • Pop Song Writing.

You will choose one elective course. All students have the same elective options, including

  • Choral Ensemble,
  • Instrumental Ensemble and
  • Private Piano for Non-Music Majors.

Learn more about Music Undergraduate Certificate courses.

Tuition & Fees

The tuition for this Certificate Program is based on school or college of your major, program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.