Professional Studies Diploma in Cello
The Professional Studies Diploma is a special graduate, non-degree course of study that addresses the needs of individuals preparing for performance careers. In this program, ongoing development of technique and musicianship is accomplished in a non-degree context, with emphasis placed on private lessons, practice, ensemble participation, and preparation for professional auditions or competitions. Application procedures, audition repertoire, admission examinations, and admission requirements are the same as for all other graduate programs. This program allows students to focus on their primary area of study in preparation for professional opportunities. The program often follows completion of a master's degree program, but can be taken following the completion of an undergraduate degree or diploma.