DMA Coursework

Cohort DMA Coursework 

There are three academic courses which are designed exclusively for DMA students and required in all DMA programs. These are:

MUSIC 540 – Doctoral Music Research, offered in the fall quarter
MUSICOL 400 – Graduate Review of History, offered in the winter quarter
MUS THEORY Coursework (1 unit)

To cover the music theory coursework requirement, one of the following courses must be taken during the two years of coursework:

MUS_THRY 335/435 Advanced Tonal Analysis
MUS_THRY 321 Classical Form 
MUS_THRY 355 Analysis of Post-Tonal Music 
MUS_THRY 318 Baroque Counterpoint

Music Studies Cognate

DMA students may concentrate music studies coursework in the areas of musicology, music theory, or music education to earn a cognate in that area. Four (4) courses in the same area must be taken during resident coursework to earn the cognate. Cognate courses must be at the 300- or 400-level. Once earned, the cognate will be designated on the final transcript.

See below for a sample course plan, which gives the example of a cognate in music theory. In the example, courses that count towards the cognate are indicated by an asterisk (*).

Sample Course Plan to earn a cognate in Music Theory

Year 1

Fall

Winter

Spring

Applied Lessons

Applied Lessons

Applied Lessons

MUSIC 540

MUSICOL 400

Music Studies Elective

Music Elective(s)

Music Elective(s)

DMA Recital

 

*MUS_THRY Class

*MUS_THRY Class

Year 2

Fall

Winter

Spring

Applied Lessons

Applied Lessons

Applied Lessons

Music Studies Elective

Music Studies Elective

Music Studies Elective

Music Elective(s)

Music Elective(s)

Music Elective(s)

*MUS_THRY Class

*MUS_THRY Class

DMA Recital

 

 

Final DMA Project

Core Classes: MUSIC 540 and MUSICOL 400
*Music Studies Classes: MUS THRY 321, MUS THRY 355, MUS THRY 318
LR/Coursework Classes: MUS THRY 435, MUS THRY 410

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Students who elect to use the Lecture Recital/Coursework option for their Final DMA Project will already be taking a total of nine (9) courses in music studies. To also earn a cognate, one would need to increase the total to ten (10) courses in music studies. Students in this scenario should plan to take 4 units per quarter to accomplish both objectives. Classes taken for the cognate can double count towards the Lecture Recital/Coursework and Music Studies Elective requirements.

Sample Course Plan for Lecture Recital/Coursework and to earn a cognate in Music Theory

Year 1

Fall

Winter

Spring

Applied Lessons

Applied Lessons

Applied Lessons

MUSIC 540

MUSICOL 400

Music Studies Elective

Music Elective(s)

Music Elective(s)

DMA Recital

 

*MUS_THRY Class

*MUS_THRY Class (400-level)

Year 2

Fall

Winter

Spring

Applied Lessons

Applied Lessons

Applied Lessons

Music Studies Elective

*MUS_THRY Class (400-level)

Music Studies Elective (400-level)

Music Elective(s)

Music Elective(s)

Music Elective(s)

*MUS_THRY Class

 

DMA Recital

 

 

Final DMA Project

Core Classes: MUSIC 540 and MUSICOL 400
*Music Studies Classes: MUS THRY 321, MUS THRY 355, MUS THRY 318
LR/Coursework Classes: MUS THRY 435, MUS THRY 410

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Sample Course Plan for Lecture Recital/Coursework and to earn a cognate in Music Theory with the Music Theory Qualifying Exam Waiver with Coursework

Year 1

Fall

Winter

Spring

Applied Lessons

Applied Lessons

Applied Lessons

MUSIC 540

MUSICOL 400

Music Studies Elective (400-level)

Music Elective(s)

Music Elective(s)

DMA Recital

**MUS_THRY Class

 

**MUS_THRY Class

Year 2

Fall

Winter

Spring

Applied Lessons

Applied Lessons

Applied Lessons

Music Studies Elective (400-level)

Music Studies Elective

Music Studies Elective

Music Elective(s)

Music Elective(s)

Music Elective(s)

***MUS THRY 435

MUS_THRY 410

DMA Recital

 

 

Final DMA Project

Core Classes: MUSIC 540 and MUSICOL 400
**Classes double point towards Theory Waiver and Theory Cognate
***Classes triple count towards Theory Waiver, Theory Cognate and LR/Coursework option

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