The University of Auckland DMus is a three to four year full-time advanced creative practice and research degree.
- By the end of your first year, you must meet a number of goals to be confirmed into the DMus programme, including developing a full proposal for both your thesis and future compositions, and completing substantial items of composition and written work.
- On entry to the DMus programme, you will be provisionally enrolled.
- After confirmation, you will continue to prepare a collection of original and substantial musical works, which will include at least three significant works. You will also complete a written thesis that will address research topic(s) or provide detailed analytical commentary on the compositions submitted, and will be clearly linked to the composition component of the programme. Both the written thesis and composition portfolio will be examined.
DMus candidates can take part in our doctoral skills programme, designed to help you achieve success in your research and develop skills for your future. We have a dedicated postgraduate careers advisor, and our library service includes specialist subject librarians to help you in your research. The central School of Graduate Studies provides dedicated support and advice for the doctoral community.
Part-time enrolment is available for New Zealand students. You must submit your thesis and complete your portfolio for examination within eight years of your start date. For students undertaking a mix of full-time and part-time study, submission deadlines are calculated on a pro-rata basis.
Visa conditions generally stipulate that international DMus students must be enrolled full-time.