• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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At Harp from University of North Carolina School of the Arts your training consists of weekly private lessons and studio master classes with your teacher who is also an active musician, bringing an experienced perspective from the real world and connections to the larger harp community. 

Master classes with your peers and instructor take place in concert halls, building your performance skills as you learn to give and receive critical feedback.


Graduates of the undergraduate harp program at UNCSA have gone on to successful careers in major symphonic orchestras, solo performance, chamber music, teaching positions and as standout musicians in national and international competitions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Large or Chamber Ensemble
  • Theory
  • Aural Skills
  • Harp Literature
  • Harp Pedagogy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

    • High School or College GPA of 2.5 or higher. The average GPA for an entering UNCSA undergraduate student is 3.5.
      • Transcripts
      • Test Scores
      • Letters of Recommendation
      • Application Agreement Statement
      • Artistic Statement
      • Resume
      • Repertoire Lists
      • A copy of your current passport
      • If you hold an F-1 Visa, submit a copy of your visa and Form I-20
      • Complete a Certificate of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6497 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6497 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Winston-Salem

  • 864 - 1410 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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