The doctoral program consists of two separate divisions: classical and jazz arts.The possible majors within each division are listed below.Exact curriculum requirements can be found by clicking on any of the individual majors.Completion of the program requires a minimum of 60 credits in approved graduate courses. Students are expected to demonstrate strong academic capabilities in addition to a high level of achievement in performance or composition.Admission to the program is determined by audition and examinations in music history and theory. Applicants should hold a Master’s Degree (or the equivalent). For suggestions on how to prepare for these entrance exams please click here for a study guide.
The Artist Diploma is a one-year course of study designed for students whose performance level is of the highest international standards, significantly above the level required of DMA or Postgraduate Diploma students. Artist Diploma students must be full time (a minimum of 12 credits per semester). The Artist Diploma is available in the following main areas of concentration: Classical Piano, Voice, Organ, Guitar, Accompanying, and Orchestral Instruments.
You may also download the complete doctoral handbook, which gives further details about all aspects of the program.