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 (*).