The Doctor of Musical Arts can be taken in either composition or performance and consists of a combination of thesis and creative work.
Doctor of Musical Arts (in composition) students are required to prepare under supervision and present for examination—a portfolio of original compositions in a variety of genres, deemed to be of sufficient scale and duration, which show the highest level of technical accomplishment and imaginative resource; a 45-minute lecture/demonstration followed by a 15-minute discussion on a topic related to the student's research or compositions; and a thesis (30,000 to 40,000 words) on a topic related to one or more aspects of the composition portfolio.
Graduates of this Doctor of Musical Arts program from The University of Western Australia will be equipped with advanced level creative, communication, research and analytical skills, allowing them to take the next step in their career pathway.
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- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- By agreement with their supervisors, students may commence at any time throughout the year.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- An applicant for the Doctor of Musical Arts (in composition) must submit a folio of original compositions, the arrangements for which are determined by the Head of the School of Music.
International35000 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 105000 AUD for the full programme during 36 months.
Living costs for Perth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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