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Artist Diploma

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

24 months
23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The Artist Diploma is a two-year program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas for gifted performers who are looking for advanced instrumental, conducting, or vocal studies without the additional academic demands required in a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) or Ph.D. program.

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The Artist Diploma program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas differs from the Doctor of Musical Arts program in that it is intended for musicians who are solely interested in a career in performance whereas the DMA program is designed for students who may primarily be pursuing a career in academia. 

The curriculum is limited to applied lessons, ensembles, and performance related seminars in order to provide students with the maximum opportunity to refine their performance skills. The Artist Diploma recipient will be prepared to go on to participate in international competitions, audition for professional orchestras and opera companies, and embark on a performance career.

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform or conduct and rehearse in an area of specialization at the highest level of professional practice.
  • Student engagement in research, scholarship, creative expression and/or appropriate high-level professional practice.
  • Demonstrate historical and theoretical knowledge supportive of the development of individualized interpretations within a full range of musical styles.
  • Activities requiring originality, critical analysis and expertise.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Wind Orchestra
  • Graduate Applied Music for Performance Majors
  • Artist Diploma Performance Seminar
  • Opera Workshop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have already earned a Masters degree. This program is limited to the most advanced instrumentalists, vocalists, and conductors, who are in the beginning stages of professional careers as performers.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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