SCE Music Theory & Composition Certificate

The Professional Studies Certificate in Music Theory and Composition is a 48-credit program and can be completed in two years of full-time study. Students may also elect to complete it within five years.

The Professional Studies Certificate in Music Theory and Composition is for students who are interested in gaining a complete musical background while focusing on improving technique and musicianship. The core of the Professional Studies Certificate in Music theory and Composition is private studio instruction and composition seminars. Students will also gain a solid understanding of music theory, composition and history and the technological tools necessary for being a musician in the twenty-first century. Composition Seminar is also a key component that allows students to collaborate and grow through working with other musicians. The capstone experience for the Professional Studies Certificate is an hour-long recital that highlights the progress the student has made as a musician.

Students in the Professional Studies Certificate program come from all walks of life. Some students are preparing for undergraduate or graduate degrees in music. Others are amateur musicians that are looking to take their skills to the next level and gain a solid musical foundation, and some are international students beginning their musical career in the United States. No matter where you’re coming from, the Professional Studies Certificate can help you get where you’re going.

Professional Studies in Music Theory & Composition Requirements credits
Music History and Literature 8
Music Theory & Literacy 1 - 4 8
Composition Seminar 1 - 4 6
Approved Specified Electives 9
Music Technology 1
Private Lessons 16
Final Recital 0
Total Credits required 48