Performing Arts Undergraduate Certificate

Develop your individual artistic expression with the Performing Arts Undergraduate Certificate in Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. This certificate program is designed to give you the opportunity to study an array of performing arts, including dance, film, poetry and voice.

Students pursuing the Performing Arts Undergraduate Certificate will

  • develop and refine their musicianship;
  • explore the various forms, styles and uses of movement, and develop their own unique approach;
  • learn about practical concerns in the world of performing arts, including the economic, political and social challenges; and
  • study, recite and perform the words of influential poets such as Robert Frost and Langston Hughes.

The 12-credit certificate program is available to all music and non-music students who are interested in perfecting their craft, whether in dance, media arts, music or theater performance. The program’s required courses are intended to be completed concurrently with baccalaureate coursework.

Classes & Curriculum

The Performing Arts certificate program requirements consist of core required courses and electives, as well as ensemble participation. There are no exit requirements for the certificate, but the program should be completed within six semesters. Certificate completion will be acknowledged on the official transcript at the time of the awarding of the bachelor's degree.

Required courses and electives available include

  • Introduction to Film & Video Analysis,
  • Media & Culture,
  • Movement Improvisation, and
  • Poetry as Performance.

Learn more about coursework for the Performing Arts Undergraduate Certificate.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Certificate Program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full or part time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

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