The Doctoral Curriculum

The Doctoral Curriculum

 

Note: The points listed for each degree represents the minimum points for the degree. Additional points may be required as the result of Placement and Candidacy Exams.

Music Performance and Composition: For Composers

 

Points/Credits

Foundations 6 points
Specialized Research Methodology 3 points
Cognates (course related to but not in specialization) 6 points
Departmental Content Seminar (Chamber Music) 3 points
Dissertation Proposal Seminar 3 points
Advised Research Courses 15 points
Recital (Seminar in Music) 3 points
Applied Study (Private Composition) 6-12 points
Guided Electives 4 points
Minimum Points 49-55 points  

*There are two basic concentrations: traditional/ contemporary and music computers/ technology

PhD and EdD in Music Education

 

Points/Credits

Foundations 6 points
Specialized Research Methodology 3 points
Cognates (course related to but not in specialization) 6 points
Departmental Content Seminar 6 points
Dissertation Proposal Seminar 3 points
Advised Research Courses 15 points
Departmental Seminar 3 points
Guided Electives 6 points
Minimum Points 45 points  

PhD in Educational Theatre

 

Points/Credits

Foundations of Education 12 points
Specialized Research Methodology/Electives 18 points
Specialization Course Electives* 18-24 points
Cognate Study (course related to but not in specialization) 6 points
Departmental Content Seminar 3 points
Doctoral Proposal Seminar 3 points
Minimum Points 54-60 points  

*Areas of specialization in Educational Theatre include Drama in Education, Applied Theatre, and Theatre for Young Audiences/Play Production. The number of credits required in this area are decided by the academic advisor at the time of enrollment based on the student's prior coursework at the masters level.

EdD in Educational Theatre

 

Points/Credits

Common Core 9 points
Content Knowledge 6 points
Methods of Inquiry 3 points
Practical Knowledge 12 points
Specialization Course Electives* 9 points
Culminating Study 3 points
Minimum Points 42 points**  

*Areas of specialization in Educational Theatre include Drama in Education, Applied Theatre, and Theatre for Young Audiences/Play Production.

**Prerequisites in theatreform competence are required, especially in theatre history, dramatic literature, acting and directing, and drama criticism. Applicants who have not taken courses in these area at the undergraduate or master’s level must take them before fulfilling the Specialization Course Electives requirement, even if it means that more than 42 points are required to complete this Ed.D. program. Additional courses in theatreform in excess of those required for this degree may be selected by advisement.

Music Performance and Composition: For Performers*

 

Points/Credits

Foundations 6 points
Specialized Research Methodology 3 points
Cognates (course related to but not in specialization) 6 points
Departmental Content Seminar (Chamber Music) 3 points
Dissertation Proposal Seminar 3 points
Advised Research Courses 15 points
Two Recitals (Seminar in Music) 4 points
Applied Study (private lessons) 6-12 points
Guided Electives 3 points
Minimum Points 49-55 points  

 

Courses and plan of study should be discussed with the students' advisor. Requirements include the following:

Foundations

All students are required to complete 6 credits (two courses) of coursework in foundations during their first 24 credits of doctoral study. Graduate courses qualify for the foundations requirement when they are upper division courses (NYU Steinhardt 2000-level courses or their equivalent in other schools) and designed to broaden students' access to knowledge outside of the areas of specialization. To this end, courses are considered foundational when they: (1) provide broad basic content, not limited to a single profession, and are outside the student's specialization, and do not require prerequisites; (2) are based on current scholarship in the arts, humanities, sciences and/or social sciences; and (3) have wide applicability to common issues of the student's specialization and profession.

Cognates

A cognate is defined as a course outside of the student's specialization or a course that combines music with another academic discipline.

Advised Research

Research courses by advisement should be related to the student's proposed topic or area of research interest. These courses should be carefully selected to ensure that the student has the appropriate skills and expertise to conduct research and analysis necessary to write the dissertation.