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Performing Artist Certificate

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The Performing Artist Certificate is a new program for students beginning in August of 2015. Students wishing to apply may schedule an audition at any time by contacting the Associate Director for Graduate Studies. Further application procedures are still being finalized, but here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the admission requirements?
    • Undergraduate degree required.

    • English Language Proficiency as demonstrated by any of the following:

      • TOEFL: 70
      • IELTS: 6.0
      • PTE: 48
    • Audition in appropriate performance area. The Performing Artist Certificate is intended for high-level performers.

  • Is there financial aid available?

    International students may qualify for $1000 and in-state tuition (a savings of over $6,500) through the Office of International Programs. More information at:

  • Would I be eligible for an assistantship?

    Unfortunately, this is not possible. Assistantships are only available to students pursuing a Master’s degree.

  • What repertoire should I be preparing for this audition?

    There are detailed repertoire requirements listed for each specialization area at

Note: The Performing Artist Certificate will be offered in the Fall of 2016 contingent upon final approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

These admission policies are in place to help ensure that all applicants have the necessary preparation to succeed in graduate studies. Students who would like to petition for exceptions to any of these policies may submit a rationale along with any related documents to and their request will be carefully reviewed by the Graduate Committee.