Doctor of Musical Arts

Victoria University of Wellington

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Entry requirements

(i) completed a Master of Music with First Class Honours (or Second Class Honours, Division 1) or Master of Musical Arts with Distinction or Merit; (ii) passed an audition, in the case of a candidate in performance, or submitted an acceptable portfolio

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This new qualification is proposed specifically as a way to foster postgraduate research in creative work, in accordance both with international standards and degree paths in New Zealand. The three-year degree is put forward in two parts, Part One consisting of a provisional year comprising 30 pts of coursework, 30 pts of research proposal development (including a public presentation), and 60pts of portfolio/public performance, and Part Two consisting of a 240 pt thesis.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Creative Arts at this level can earn:


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Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

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Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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