Certificate Programs

Credit certificate programs are offered in specialized areas in the Jacobs School of Music. They include 12–29 credit hours of course work. Undergraduate certificate programs are available for  undergraduate music majors and non-majors at Indiana University to undergraduate students at other institutions, and for others who do not hold a bachelor’s degree. Graduate certificate programs are available for graduate music majors or non-majors at Indiana University, graduate students at other institutions, and others who hold a bachelor’s degree.  

Admission

See the Office of Music Admissions website for detailed application information.

Grade Requirements

Successful completion of a certificate program for undergraduates requires a grade of C or higher in each course and an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in certificate courses.  Individual certificate programs may have stricter grade requirements. No transfer credit will be accepted for a certificate program.

Successful completion of a certificate program for graduate students requires a grade of B or higher in each course and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in certificate courses. Individual certificate programs may have stricter grade requirements. No transfer credit will be accepted for a certificate program.

Tuition and fees

Students pay tuition for certificate courses depending on their residency status (resident or nonresident) at IU Bloomington. Non-music students enrolled only in certificate programs will not be charged the music program fee and will not be eligible for financial aid from the Jacobs School of Music. Additional fees may be charged for specific courses.  

Application for Completion

Students who wish to be awarded a certificate must complete an Application for Certificate Completion. For IU Bloomington students, certificate courses must be completed within the time limit for their degrees. All other students must complete the certificate courses within four calendar years. There is no residence requirement for certificate completion. Undergraduate students: use this form.  Graduate students: use this form.

Available certificate programs

Certificate in Analog Audio Electronics (online program - undergraduate)

Certificate in Analog Audio Electronics (online program - graduate)

Certificate in Music Education (graduate)

Certificate in Vocology for Vocalists (graduate)