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12 Doctorate Degrees in Performing Arts 2021

The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.Studies in performing arts encompass both the academic and pra… Read more

The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

Studies in performing arts encompass both the academic and practical fields of music, theater and dance. From theater history to advanced choreography, the field of performing arts lends a wide lens of study for a variety of students.

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Harrisonburg, USA

The Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) program is the most advanced course of study offered in the School of Music at James Madison University. The program has been designed to m ... +

The Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) program is the most advanced course of study offered in the School of Music at James Madison University. The program has been designed to make graduates more marketable in higher education by emphasizing pedagogy and literature along with advanced performance or conducting skills. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Prague, Czech Republic

The specialization of Music Theory and Education is based on the selection and synthesis of the musicological and musical educational disciplines, allowing a balanced preparat ... +

The specialization of Music Theory and Education is based on the selection and synthesis of the musicological and musical educational disciplines, allowing a balanced preparation of highly qualified experts in terms of research and teaching. In accordance with a broad spectrum of musical pedagogy, the specialization follows the scope of the study corresponding to the target: preparation of specialists in the area of research of general music education, vocational training and other activities requiring such a specialization. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
London, United Kingdom +1 More

A research thesis in this specific field should offer an overview of forms of artistic expression, in particular cinema, theatre, music, dance and visual art. Each student wil ... +

A research thesis in this specific field should offer an overview of forms of artistic expression, in particular cinema, theatre, music, dance and visual art. Each student will explore how the performing arts reflect the social, political and religious aspects of many cultures and civilizations. In this programme the candidate, through his thesis, should provide a theoretical exposition of the content and processes inherent in the creative and artistic experience of performance. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 

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London, United Kingdom

Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa. Whatever its reg ... +

Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa. Whatever its regional origin, music is studied as a cultural phenomenon, and also from analytical and historical perspectives. Instrumental and vocal, sacred and secular, art and popular, traditional and modern musical forms are all of equal interest. Research methods employed include fieldwork, interview, archive research, recording and filming, performance, transcription and analysis, and composition. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Prague, Czech Republic

The individually designed attestation system of the doctoral program provides graduates with an insight into the current state of research and methodology of the subject, espe ... +

The individually designed attestation system of the doctoral program provides graduates with an insight into the current state of research and methodology of the subject, especially in the selected area of specialization and closely related disciplines. During the course, graduates also explored philosophical issues connected to their doctoral subjects and topics and passed a foreign language exam. The doctoral dissertation is a scientifically valuable contribution to the investigation of the topic and its findings are usually published as a monograph or study in a scientific journal. -
PhD
Part-time
4 years
English
Oct 2021
30 Apr 2021
Campus
 
Chatham, United Kingdom

Our research programme gives you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, technologists, ethnomusicologists and theorists.

Our research programme gives you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, technologists, ethnomusicologists and theorists. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
New York, USA

The program is designed to take 2 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 2

The program is designed to take 2 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 2 -
PhD
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Kyoto, Japan

Students are expected to acquire either advanced composition or advanced conducting techniques by composing works or by conducting, and studying theory. In order to achieve th ... +

Students are expected to acquire either advanced composition or advanced conducting techniques by composing works or by conducting, and studying theory. In order to achieve this, students have to do practical and theoretical research in both areas, because these areas are closely related to each other. -
PhD
English, Japanese
Apr 2021
 
Madison, USA

Diversity of approach and breadth of expertise distinguish graduate study in musicology (music history) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our small and flexible program ... +

Diversity of approach and breadth of expertise distinguish graduate study in musicology (music history) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our small and flexible program provides a supportive environment to pursue imaginative research grounded in close interaction and cooperation among graduate students and their faculty colleagues. -
PhD
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Prague, Czech Republic

The graduate of the four-year doctoral program in Theatre Studies is a specialist trained for research in theater history and theory. Her/his specialized professional skills m ... +

The graduate of the four-year doctoral program in Theatre Studies is a specialist trained for research in theater history and theory. Her/his specialized professional skills make the graduate qualified for work as a researcher, theatrologist, specialized editor in various (especially professional and academic) media and research institutions, and also as an expert working for state and municipal administration, non-governmental organizations, civic organizations, publishing houses, museums. Moreover, the graduate has been trained for teaching positions in academic institutions. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2021
30 Apr 2021
Campus
 
New York, USA

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional -
PhD
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
New York, USA

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional -
PhD
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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