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    • Professional Study Diploma in Instrumental Performance

      The two-year full-time Professional Studies Diploma program is comprised of major lessons, performance coursework, and electives, giving students the opportunity to tailor their advanced course of study.

      • Degree Professional Study Diploma (PDpl)
      • Credits Min. 38 credits
      • Format Full-time, on-campus
      • Duration 2 years
      • Start Term Fall or Spring

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      Program Details

      Over the course of the two-year program, students complete coursework in the following areas of study. Please see the academic catalog for the current detailed program curriculum.

      • Private Lessons/Major Study
      • Ensembles and Productions
      • Additional Performance Coursework and Electives

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Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.