Doctor of Musical Arts
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.
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 Te Kura Puoro | School of Music.
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The degree involves a combination of written and practical work (in composition or performance). For information on requirements for each of these disciplines, see the Regulations for the Doctor of Musical Arts.
The DMA takes between 3 years of full-time study or 6 years part-time. Participants can start at the beginning of any month.
See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2023||120||Annual fee based on 120 points per year||$8,117|
|2022||120||Annual fee based on 120 points per year||$7,900|
|Year||Points||Info||Fees (NZD)||Fees (NZD) Excl GST|
|2022||120||Annual fee based on 120 points per year||$37,500||$32,609|
|2023||120||Annual fee based on 120 points per year||$39,000||$33,913|
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Doctor of Musical Arts.
For study planning help, contact Te Kura Puoro | School of Music.
Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Phone +64 3 369 1792