Music Composition, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Composition provides students with knowledge and skills needed to pursue music composition within a variety of musical careers.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School:
- An earned Bachelor’s degree in Music; in exceptional cases, a student with an undergraduate degree outside of music may be considered.
- For current degree-seeking students, at least one letter of recommendation must be from a Composition faculty member at UNC Greensboro.
- The application will also contain a portfolio of scores and recordings of original compositions (normally consisting of 3-5 works).
Certificate Program Requirements
Required: 12 credit hours
|Required Courses (12 credits)|
|Select 12 credits from the following: *||12|
|Jazz Arranging I|
|Jazz Arranging II|
|Digital Music I|
|Digital Music Composition II|
|Performance Studies (Secondary) (may be repeated)|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Must be taken at UNC Greensboro, at least 6 at the 600 level; the coordinator of the Composition area will advise the certificate student in course selection.
Each certificate student must present a 30-minute recital of their original compositions. Degree-seeking students must include a member of the composition faculty on their doctoral advisory committee or master’s comprehensive exam committee. Testing conditions will follow those outlined in the Handbook for Graduate Study in Music for the student’s degree program. Students will be afforded two opportunities to pass the recital requirement.
Graduate Music Handbook
Additional policies and regulations are found in the Graduate Music Handbook located at: vpa.uncg.edu/music/music-current-students/graduate/