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Certificates

Certificates are awarded at every level to all candidates who have successfully completed the requirements for practical and theory examinations. Certificates are mailed in late March, late June and late October to eligible candidates. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

 Comprehensive Certificates | Theory Certificates | Pedagogy Certificates | ARCT Diplomas

Comprehensive Certificates

Comprehensive Certificates Examinations Required
Preparatory A Piano
Preparatory A Piano
Preparatory B Piano
Preparatory B Piano
Introductory Practical (non-piano)
Introductory Practical
Level 1
Level 1 Practical
Level 2
Level 2 Practical
Level 3
Level 3 Practical
Level 4
Level 4 Practical
Level 5
Level 5 Practical
Basic Rudiments
Level 6
Level 6 Practical
Intermediate Rudiments
Level 7
Level 7 Practical
Advanced Rudiments
Level 8
Level 8 Practical
Advanced Rudiments
Level 9
Level 9 Practical
Advanced Rudiments
Basic Harmony or Basic Keyboard Harmony
History 1: An Overview
Level 10
Level 10 Practical
Advanced Rudiments
History 1: An Overview
Intermediate Harmony or Intermediate Keyboard Harmony
History 2: Middle Ages to Classical
History and Theory: Advanced
Advanced Harmony
History 3: 19th Century to Present
Analysis
Counterpoint

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Theory Certificates

Theory Certificate Examinations Required
Preparatory Rudiments Preparatory Rudiments
Basic Rudiments Basic Rudiments
Intermediate Rudiments Intermediate Rudiments
Advanced Rudiments Advanced Rudiments
History and Theory: Basic Basic Harmony
History 1: An Overview
History and Theory: Intermediate Intermediate Harmony
History 2: Middle Ages to Classical

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Pedagogy Certificates

Piano Pedagogy Certificate Program Examinations Required
Elementary Piano Pedagogy Certificate Level 9 Practical and theory co-requisites as outlined above
Elementary Pedagogy Viva Voce
Elementary Pedagogy Written
Intermediate Piano Pedagogy Certificate Elementary Piano Pedagogy Certificate
​Level 10 Piano Practical and theory co-requisites as outlined above
Intermediate Pedagogy Viva Voce
Intermediate Pedagogy Written
ARCT in Piano Pedagogy Diploma
Intermediate Piano Pedagogy Certificate
Piano Practical Examination
Advanced Piano Pedagogy Viva Voce
Advanced Piano Pedagogy Written
History 3: 19th Century to Present
 
Any two of:
  • Advanced Harmony or Advanced Keyboard Harmony
  • Counterpoint
  • Analysis

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Diplomas

The Associate of The Royal Conservatory (ARCT) diplomas for Performers and Teachers are the highest academic standings awarded by The Royal Conservatory. The ARCT Teacher's diploma is respected internationally as a teaching qualification. Diplomas are mailed to graduates after the Convocation ceremonies.

Diplomas Examinations Required
ARCT Performer's**
ARCT Performer's
History 3: 19th Century to Present
Level 6 Piano (non-piano subjects only)
Any two of:
  • Advanced Harmony or Advanced Keyboard Harmony
  • Counterpoint
  • Analysis
ARCT Teacher's**
(non-piano)
ARCT Teacher's (Non-Piano)
Level 8 Piano
Any two of:
  • Advanced Harmony or Advanced Keyboard Harmony
  • Counterpoint
  • Analysis
ARCT in Piano Pedagogy**
Advanced Piano Pedagogy
Advanced Piano Pedagogy Viva Voce
Advanced Piano Pedagogy Written
Any two of:
  • Advanced Harmony or Advanced Keyboard Harmony
  • Counterpoint
  • Analysis
ARCT in Composition and/or Theory
Renaissance Counterpoint
Baroque Harmony and Counterpoint I
Baroque Harmony and Counterpoint II
Classical Harmony and Counterpoint
Romantic and Post-Romantic Harmony and Counterpoint
Post-1900 Composition Techniques
Orchestration I
Orchestration II
Analysis
History I
History II
Ear Test
LRCM in Piano Performance
LRCM in Piano Performance

**Candidates who complete all three senior-level harmony stream courses (Advanced Harmony or Advanced Keyboard Harmony, Counterpoint, and Analysis) will receive the special Advanced Certificate: History and Theory.

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