Temple University

72 months
1423 USD/credit
1423 USD/credit
1068 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Refine your vocal technique and operatic performance skills with the Opera program in Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance.


Program Overview

The Opera graduate program at Temple University is specifically designed for students who seek a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum that trains them for professional operatics. Study to become a general performer in opera houses or a soloist, as well as an educator in higher education or in a private studio.

You’ll have six years to complete the curriculum, through which Boyer’s voice and opera faculty employ a systematic approach to help you master your vocal technique. In addition, you’ll develop:

  • advanced musical style and performance practice,
  • language and diction skills, and
  • musical and theoretical skills.

Through hands-on instruction, Opera MM students have opportunities to perform on stage in musical and theater productions, as well as recitals. Department performances are designed to emulate a professional environment, and you’ll immerse yourself in the various approaches to acting, diction and vocal techniques.

Each year, Opera MM students participate in a pair of full stage productions alongside orchestra students. Over the course of preparation, you’ll work with notable guest directors and artists, with opportunities to perform in productions with Temple’s choir, which routinely performs at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

In addition to students who have been awarded master class status, many others have performed at the Metropolitan Opera and the Los Angeles Opera, as well as the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, among others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Opera Diction
  • Aria Repertoire
  • Opera Workshop
  • Opera Role Performance
  • Research in Music
  • History of Opera

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 72 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1423 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1423 USD per credit and a duration of 72 months.
  • National

    1423 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1423 USD per credit and a duration of 72 months.
  • In-State

    1068 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1068 USD per credit and a duration of 72 months.


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