Office of the Registrar
Campus Address
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03755-3529
Phone: (603) 646-xxxx
Fax: (603) 646-xxxx
Email: reg@Dartmouth.EDU

Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2018-19


Individual Instruction Program - IIP

Courses within the Individual Instruction Program (IIP: MUS 53–58) consist of three terms of weekly private instruction, for which the student receives one course credit. The following objectives may be addressed: improving sound production, technical facility, phrasing, and articulation; broadening repertory; advancing sight reading skills; gaining new understanding of music studied in the broader context of its history, its theoretical construction, and its socio-cultural dimensions. Students are encouraged to engage in critical self-awareness and to perform at least once per term.
• Prior to the initial term, prospective students contact and audition for the instructor and receive permission from the instructor to enroll for the course.

• Students enroll for each term of the three-term IIP courses during the normal course registration periods. At the end of the first and second terms of enrollment, students receive the grade of “ON”, indicating that the student is in the process of completing a three-term IIP course ("ON" grades remain on the transcript). Upon successful completion of the third term, students receive one course credit and a final grade.

• The course will count in the course load of the third term. Students will be reminded to monitor their course load accordingly. The course must be completed during consecutive terms in which the student is enrolled on campus, bearing in mind that IIP courses are not offered during summer term. It is expected that an IIP course sequence will be completed within two calendar years of the course’s initiation. Exceptions are rare and require the instructor’s approval.

Students will receive a “W” on their transcript if they drop an IIP course following the normal course withdrawal regulations for each term.

Students may take courses within the Individual Instruction Program more than once. To initiate a new three-course sequence, they must again receive instructor permission.


No more than four course credits from the following courses may be counted by any student toward the Dartmouth degree: MUS 050, MUS 053, MUS 054, MUS 055, MUS 056, MUS 057, MUS 058, MUS 059.