Undergraduate certificate programs in Performance (Performing Arts, Classical and Jazz, and Dance), Music Studies (Theory, History, Composition, and Jazz Studies), and Technology provide opportunities to experience the excitement of Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts courses. Completing these certificate programs will culminate in significant music and dance knowledge and performance experience. Each of the certificate programs offers a coherent disciplinary context beyond that which is possible in random course election. Graded experiences will be recognized on the final transcript.

Undergraduate students interested in the Certificate in Classical Piano must be in good standing and have completed at least 15 credits at Temple University by the initial requested semester of certificate coursework.

In addition to the online application and other requirements listed below, students must also successfully complete MUSC 1411 (classical section) or submit a video recording (DVD) of a short selection from the standard classical repertoire.

Coursework may be completed in four semesters if the program permits. Most students should complete all requirements within six semesters. Accepted students may delay certain required coursework by one semester or take courses out of sequence only with Boyer College advisor approval.

There are no exit requirements, comprehensive exams, theses, or practica required. Grading will consist of standard letter grades awarded according to Boyer College and university policy for all coursework. The minimum grade for all coursework is C-. There will be no course auditing, pass/fail grades, or CR options. Evidence of student success will be indicated by courses completed and grades earned.


Applicants must complete an online application. Admission requires students to be in good standing, and have completed at least 15 credits at Temple University by the initial requested semester of certificate coursework.

All application materials must be submitted by November 30 for Spring semester matriculation and May 15 for Fall semester matriculation.

Only one program may be selected. There will be no concurrent multiple program admission.

Advising and course selection will occur after admission. A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all required courses to receive the certificate.

No certificate program will be recognized as stand-alone.

No certificate program will be available to any applicant after completion of the bachelor's degree.

Certificate completion will be acknowledged on the official transcript only at the time of the awarding of the bachelor's degree.

Campus Location: Main

Program Code: BC-CLPN-CERT

Learn more about the undergraduate certificate in Classical Piano.


The Certificate in Classical Piano will be acknowledged on the official transcript at the time of the awarding of the bachelor's degree provided that the student successfully completes the following courses with a grade of C- or better in each course:

MUSC 1411Private Piano for Non-Music Majors1
MUSC 1412Private Piano for Non-Music Majors1
MUSC 2411Private Piano for Non-Music Majors1
MUST 3770Topics in Music Theory (take 2 times for 3 credits each)6
MUSC 3422Keyboard Literature3
Total Credit Hours12