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).
Students make a significant contribution both intellectually and in practice to the interpretative and/or technical practice of musical performance, or of musical composition.
The minimum requirement to apply for doctoral study is that you should have completed, or be in the process of completing, a research-focused honours degree or master's degree.
You are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
Specific entry requirements
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 4–6 years part-time. Participants can start at the beginning of any month.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Doctor of Musical Arts.
For study planning help contact contact the School of Music | Te Kura Puoro or the College of Arts:
College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800