36 months
35000 AUD/year
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Work with world-class supervisors to prepare and present for examination either a portfolio of original compositions in a variety of genres, or two recitals showing professional skill and interpretative ability with the Doctor of Musical Arts program from The University of Western Australia.

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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.

Career Pathways

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • By agreement with their supervisors, students may commence at any time throughout the year.




144 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 059611G

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 105000 AUD for the full programme during 36 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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