Postgraduate

Doctor of Musical Arts

Make an outstanding contribution to Music through composition or performance.
3
Years Full Time

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Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead. 

Stand out from the crowd with a qualification from one of Australia’s leading institutions. 

Develop and form relationships with industry leaders. 

Career Pathways

Graduates of this course will be equipped with advanced level creative, communication, research and analytical skills, allowing them to take the next step in their career pathway.
 

Graduates of this course will be equipped with advanced level creative, communication, research and analytical skills, allowing them to take the next step in their career pathway.
 

Further Study

A higher doctorate can open up opportunities in academia and research to help you pursue your career goals.
A higher doctorate can open up opportunities in academia and research to help you pursue your career goals.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Higher degree by research – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2019
$99,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$101,400.00

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

. 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.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the University’s English language requirements to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps below and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

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.

About the course

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.

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

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • By agreement with their supervisors, students may commence at any time throughout the year.
Weekly contact time
  • Full-time students are expected to spend at least 30 hours per week on their research, throughout the year. Part-time students are expected to spend at least 15 hours a week on their research, throughout the year.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 10940
CRICOS code
  • 059611G
Doctor of Musical Arts
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • By agreement with their supervisors, students may commence at any time throughout the year.
Weekly contact time
  • Full-time students are expected to spend at least 30 hours per week on their research, throughout the year. Part-time students are expected to spend at least 15 hours a week on their research, throughout the year.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 10940
CRICOS code
  • 059611G
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Doctor of Musical Arts
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Callaway Auditorium

Callaway Auditorium string rehearsal
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RESEARCH AT UWA

Why undertake graduate research?

Our students thrive from the challenge of independent research and the freedom to explore and focus on areas of interest. Many high-achieving students elect to undertake a research degree because they have the drive to progress as far as they can in their chosen field. There are also major benefits for career development.

Graduates of research degrees at UWA experience a high rate of success in employment because the generic or transferable skills required for success in their research degree are the same skills that are in high demand by employers. Gaining a research degree indicates to a prospective employer that you have excellent project and personal management skills, shows you can think independently and critically, solve problems and communicate effectively. Transferable skills developed through a research degree are durable and valuable, just as much as the content knowledge gained.
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Instrument Collection

Instrument collection percussion class
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Why study postgraduate Music at UWA

  • Ranked in the world’s Top 100 for Performing Arts (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019).
  • Strong industry connections and regular engagement with leading West Australian and Australian arts organisations. These include West Australian Opera and West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
  • Work with world leading researchers and award-winning international artists.

Conservatorium of Music

The University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music provides classes and activities that support and promote music in the community for everybody.
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Eileen Joyce Studio

Eileen Joyce Studio
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