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Doctor of Musical Arts

DMA
09 October 2023

UC's Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) is ideal if you want to do advanced research in music composition or performance. Find out about studying a DMA through Te Kura Tāura | UC Graduate School. 

DURATION

Doctor of Musical Arts

Degree Structure - Duration
3 years full-time

START

Doctor of Musical Arts

Degree Structure - Start In
First day of any month

POINTS

360

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $8,344
  • International — $40,600

Overview


Doctor of Musical Arts

Introduction

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).

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



Doctor of Musical Arts

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

The DMA requires 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 the Department of Music.

Find out more about how to apply for Doctoral degrees.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,344
  • International — $40,600

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,117
  • International — $39,000

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Planning my degree

Doctor of Musical Arts

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The degree involves a combination of written and practical work (in composition or performance).

The DMA takes between 3 years of full-time study or 6 years part-time. Participants can start at the beginning of any month.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Doctor of Musical Arts.

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