Directed Independent Study (MUSC 6981) may be taken with permission of the Department Chair and a professor who will direct the student's project. Directed Independent Study credit shall apply toward the MM degree, with the number of credits determined by the scope of the proposed project, as outlined in the Directed Independent Study form.

A description of the project and the statement of anticipated results of the semester's work will be signed by the student and the supervising professor. Normally, a written report or term paper will result from the Directed Independent Study. A performance (recital or jury) may be given in lieu of a written report.