Music (Interdisciplinary Digital Media), DMA

The DMA in music with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media is designed for students who have interests and skills in unique cross sections of the arts and sciences.

The degree program expands the School of Music offerings to include areas beyond typical music coursework, allowing for more opportunities for digital sound and interactive projects. The program also allows the School of Music and its students to be actively involved in current developments in the ever-changing field of media and digital culture.

The state-of-the-art media facilities of the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and its hybrid arts-engineering faculty and courses are invaluable assets to music students, with resources that complement existing and future courses in electronic music.

Degree Offered

Music (Interdisciplinary Digital Media), DMA
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for


Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply.

  1. Applicants must hold a U.S. bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from an international institution officially recognized by that country.
  2. Applicants must have achieved a "B" (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) GPA in the last 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of undergraduate course work.
  3. An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency. The School of Music does not offer conditional admission under any circumstances.
    • TOEFL score of at least 550 (PBT) or 80 (iBT)
    • IELTS overall band score of at least 6.5
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 60

Application Requirements

Application Procedures + Requirements

Application Deadlines

Spring 2017: October 1, 2016
Fall 2017: December 1, 2016

Materials required to complete your application for faculty review:

  1. three letters of recommendation
  2. official transcripts
  3. GRE or MAT scores
  4. International applicants must provide proof of English proficiency, please see:

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both Graduate Education and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

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