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Doctor of Musical Arts

  • Doctorate (PhD)

The DMA is aimed at those wishing to undertake advanced research in music composition or performance. It involves scholarly research, in the form of a supervised research thesis, and performance practice (such as a public music performance or the presentation of compositions).

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
DMA
Domestic Fees
$7,767 per year / $23,301 total
International Fees
$36,500 per year / $109,500 total

About this course

The DMA is aimed at those wishing to undertake advanced research in music composition or performance. It involves scholarly research, in the form of a supervised research thesis, and performance practice (such as a public music performance or the presentation of compositions).

Students make a significant contribution both intellectually and in practice to the interpretative and/or technical practice of musical performance, or of musical composition.

Entry requirements

Students require a Master of Music with Distinction or Merit, or a Bachelor of Music with Honours with First or Second Class Honours (Division I).

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Doctor of Musical Arts or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

The application process normally requires an audition, interview, and/or submission of previous academic work and recommendation from Te Kura Puoro | School of Music.

Find out more about how to apply for PhD and Doctoral degrees.

Study locations

Main Campus