Students accepted into the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) program are expected to attend the program’s concerts, lectures, and symposia. In addition, students are encouraged to take part in the performance groups of The Claremont Colleges.
Admission. Admission policies are detailed in the Admission section of the Bulletin.
Coursework. A minimum of 72 units are required. In addition to core courses, additional coursework and other requirements apply according to the student’s area of specialization.
Language Requirement. Depending upon the program of study and research interest, reading proficiency in two languages is required. Languages may include French, German, Italian, or Latin. Successful completion of the language requirement is recommended by the end of the student’s second semester in the program and required prior to the scheduling of written and oral qualifying examinations.
Qualifying Examinations. Exam schedules are posted during the academic year. All students are required to take and pass written and oral qualifying examinations. In the event of a failure, a second opportunity to pass the exam may be provided at the next scheduled exam date with the approval of the advisor and the program. For additional information, see the Doctoral Degree Regulations section of the Bulletin.
Advancement to Candidacy. After having passed the qualifying exams, the student presents a copy of the proposal for the project paper to each member of the committee for approval. For additional information, see the Doctoral Degree Regulations section of the Bulletin.
Project Paper. A project paper is required. Policies and guidelines are provided in the Music Student Handbook.
Transfer Credit. The University’s policy on transfer credit applies. A maximum of 24 units may be transferred.
University Policies. University policies detailed in the Academic Policies section of the Bulletin apply.