The Artist Certificate is a special undergraduate credential granted upon demonstration of an extraordinary level of performance skills. Audition procedures exercise the highest degree of selectivity and a live audition is required. Application procedures, admission examinations, and admission requirements are the same as for all other undergraduate programs, including a complete application, transcripts, two recommendations, an audition, and entrance examinations in music theory and dictation.
It should be noted that the Artist Certificate is not an undergraduate degree but rather a credential awarded in recognition of outstanding musical achievement. This program is not intended for students anticipating the pursuit of graduate degree studies, though it could lead to graduate diploma study at CIM or other institutions.