Doctor of Musical Arts

Victoria University of Wellington

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3 Years

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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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants must have completed a Master of Music or Master of Musical Arts with Distinction or Merit. Performance candidates must have passed an audition or submitted an acceptable portfolio.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$8,798 $26,395
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,184 $27,551
Total $17,982 $53,946

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $83,000
Earnings range $67,000 - $95,000
In employment 58%
In further study 8%
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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