12 months
1458 USD/credit 46656 USD/year
1458 USD/credit 46656 USD/year
1095 USD/credit 35040 USD/year
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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.


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.

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

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:

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.

Future Career

Graduates work throughout the world performing in opera houses, singing as soloists, and teaching in colleges and universities as well as in private studios.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 2
  • Statement of Goals: Include your special interests within the discipline and expectations for the program.
  • Audition
  • Resume: Current resume required.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46656 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    46656 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    35040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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