Throughout the three years of study, you will focus on the production and presentation of exceptional performances that are firmly grounded in research. You will also prepare a supporting analysis of texts on a subject closely related to your performance specialisation. Your thesis will make an original contribution to the field of knowledge relating to music performance, and show an ability to articulate critical judgement and performance theory, while demonstrating a knowledge of the literature relevant to the history and performing practice of the music contained in your examinable programmes.
The University of Auckland DMA is a three-year full-time advanced creative practice and research degree.
DMA candidates can take part in our doctoral skills programme, designed to help you achieve success in your research and develop skills for your future. We have a dedicated postgraduate careers advisor, and our library service includes specialist subject librarians to help you in your research. The central School of Graduate Studies provides dedicated support and advice for the doctoral community.
Part-time enrolment is available for New Zealand students, in which case provisional enrolment lasts for 24 months, and you must submit your thesis and complete your final recital for examination 6 years after your start date. For students who have undertaken a mix of part-time and full-time study, submission deadlines are calculated on a pro-rata basis.
Visa conditions generally stipulate that international DMA students must be enrolled full time.