American University of Beirut

Arabic and Oriental Music Studies Diploma


​This diploma program aims to provide to a diverse public (different ages and generations) with no previous musical knowledge, a basic appreciation and practice of Arabic and O​riental music in its various aspects: theory, history, voice and instruments (wind, string, and percussion)​. Holders of the diploma will be at the level of music performers within an ensemble.​​

​Course Description

​​Students should complete either the Arabic and Oriental Music Studies (Voice) Certificate​​​ or the Arabic and ​Oriental Music Studies (Instrument) C​ertificate​, in addition to the below courses in order to receive the diploma:​​​​

​​​To submit your full registration, ​​send all filled required documents to or pass by CEC Office. ​​​

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