Graduate Pathway in Music Performance

General

Program Description

An INTO Illinois State University Graduate Pathway program in Music Performance will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master’s degree program at Illinois State University.

Upon successful completion of the Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of study at Illinois State University. This transition from an INTO program to a university degree program is called progression.


Degree program components

1-Semester:

  • 34-35 credit-hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from the Pathway
  • 25-26 credit hours remaining towards a degree

2-Semester:

  • 34-35 credit-hour program
  • 14 credit hours apply from the Pathway
  • 20-21 credit hours remaining towards a degree

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
  • Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through internships after completing coursework.

Key course facts

  • Course length: 1-2 Semesters
  • Start dates: 2019: August; 2020: August
  • Fees: Prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed
  • Class hours: 9-12 hours per week
  • Award: Leads to a Master's degree program in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Music Performance at Illinois State University.
  • Course options:
    • 1-Semester
    • 2-Semester

Entry requirements

1-semester

  • Academic requirements: Completion of undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required.
  • English language requirements: TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176 or Password 7.
  • Age requirements: 17 years and above.

2-semester

  • Academic requirements: Completion of undergraduate degree in music with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Audition required.
  • English language requirements: TOEFL iBT 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6 or Completion of AE Level 4.
  • Age requirements: 17 years and above.

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices that are shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Last updated September 2018

About the School

Illinois State University is located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, which has been ranked in the Top 10 College Towns in the US by the American Institute for Economic Research. International student ... Read More

Illinois State University is located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, which has been ranked in the Top 10 College Towns in the US by the American Institute for Economic Research. International students at Illinois State can enjoy the friendly and welcoming culture of the Midwest while also being in one of the hottest job markets in the US. The campus’ close proximity to Chicago offers students access to one of the largest cities in the US as well as many professional opportunities. Read less