|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
Humanities and Arts (ISCED 2)
|Nominal duration||4 years (240 ECTS)|
|Awards||PhD (Filosoofiadoktor (muusika) / Doctor of Philosophy (Music))|
|Application fee||€50 one-time|
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED UPON APPLYING FOR DOCTORAL STUDIES
Margit Võsa, admission secretary of EAMT. Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
MUSIC AND DRAMATIC ART / DOCTORAL STUDIES / ENTRANCE EXAMINATION:
The examination is organised in two rounds. Round one is based on documents. In this round, a student candidate should submit to the admissions secretary, by 3 June 2019:a video recording of a performed program of 45-60 minutes in performance specialties, or ca 45 min of music recordings (with sheet music) in composition specialties, or a list of major creative achievements with written sources and/or recordings in dramatic art; a plan of prospective doctoral studies, which should include four concert programs (or other creative tasks depending on specialty), and a research paper proposal on the required form; an overview of previous creative activities and research (CV).
Up to 10 candidates will be admitted to the second round, combined for both doctoral curricula. The candidates will be notified of the results of the first round at least 5 days before the second round.
In round two (June 28, 2019), a student candidate should:at the request of the examination panel, perform a requested part of the program submitted previously as a recording, or answer the questions of the panel on his or her previous creative activities (a live performance is not required for candidates in the specialties of conducting and dramatic art); justify and defend his or her plan of prospective doctoral studies.
As a rule, candidates are required to attend the second round in person. In exceptional cases, the interview can also be conducted via electronic communication channels.
The examination panel evaluates and considers the following:persuasiveness and originality of artistic ideas of a candidate; specialty-specific level of technical mastery; scope and quality of previous creative activities; creative potential and qualities required for creative activities at international level; relevance of the research subject and its connection to creative activities; clarity of the research problem, adequacy of selected methodology, and familiarity with reference literature and sources on the subject.
The examination is graded on a scale of 1-10. Based on the examination results, a single ranking list will be established for candidates of both doctoral curricula. Five highest-ranked candidates will be admitted to the Academy. The doctoral council can additionally suggest other candidates for doctoral studies as an external student.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Entry requirements for Doctoral programme. Entry requirements for Chinese applicants: The following admission documents must be presented: 1. Master`s Degree Certificate certifying that a Master’s Degree has been awarded (Original in Chinese and translation into English) 2. Credentials Report of Master’s Degree (in English) issued by China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) (www.cdgdc.edu.cn) or China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) certifying the authenticity of degree. 3. Graduation Diploma regarding completion of the Master’s Degree programme (Original in Chinese and translation into English) 4. Academic Record (Report) of all study programme (Original in Chinese and translation into English) Notarized copies of documents (except Credentials Report) must be presented in original language and in English.
The goal of the doctoral program in composition or performance is to develop musicians of high professional standard and provide a framework that supports specialization in a narrower field, by combining creative artistic work with research.
Learning outcomes of program
Upon completing the program and defending the doctoral degree, the student will be able to:
1. Plan and realize creative work of high artistic standard and originality, as well as independently and critically analyze actual and relevant issues related to the field of specialization.
2. Instruct and supervise higher school students both in creative work and in research.
3. Display wide and systematic knowledge of music in general and relevant knowledge about the specialized field in question.
4. Understand the supportive role of research for creative artistic work, and reflect the possibilities and methods of research, as well as develop and adjust them for the given purpose.
5. Act independently in an international study or work environment and participate in creative projects that call for leadership and team skills, innovative thinking and capability to make strategically important decisions.
6. Perceive the impact of one’s creative work for society, analyze social norms and relations and respond to them, as well as take action for change if necessary.
7. Present issues related to music or theatre in general, one’s field of specialization, and given project, in both written and verbal form, to both an audience of specialists and wider public, and participate in various kinds of discussions, in both native language and a foreign language important for the given field of specialization.
8. Develop international co-operation and compose music or perform, respectively, to an international audience.
9. Detect and address various shortcomings in one’s knowledge and skills, and engage in self-training.
The content of study program
The curriculum consists of two components: doctoral project and doctoral courses. Doctoral project in itself consists of two components: doctoral recitals (performance or composition, respectively) and doctoral thesis.
The following modules have to be completed:
A Courses in the area of specialization, 20 credit points
B Elective courses, 20 credit points
C College pedagogy, 6 credit points
D Artistic research doctoral project (as described), 180 credit points
E Freely chosen courses, 14 credit points
The doctoral degree is the highest qualification in the Estonian higher education system
Professional status: The right to be employed in a position requiring Doctoral Degree or corresponding qualification