Performing Arts Doctorate California Graduate Programs
Earning a Ph.D. in performing arts may give students the opportunity to completely immerse themselves in the study of the performing arts medium that inspires them. Performing arts Ph.D. programs typically feature an intensive course of study that is intended to connect students with other passionate artists.
- Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA
University of California - Los Angeles
The composition program offers a wide range of studies, focusing on the art music traditions of both Europe and American in the context of the broad, international character of the late 20th-Century music, and emphasizing collaboration with performers i...
- Los Angeles, CA
- La Jolla, CALa Jolla, CA
University of California - San Diego
UCSD's Department of Music is internationally recognized as the West Coast's premiere center for education and innovation in new music. Founded in 1966 by composers Robert Erickson and Will Ogdon, it was designed to provide a unique environment in which...
- Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara, CA
University of California - Santa Barbara
Studies leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in ethnomusicology, musicology, music theory, and composition, and to M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in piano,voice, strings, and in chorale and orchestra conducting (M.M. only in woodwinds, brass, and piano accompanyi...
- Davis, CADavis, CA
University of California - Davis
The program of study includes composition/theory, musicology/criticism, or conducting. Composition/theory emphasizes theory, analysis, and composition (and may include work in the Computer and Electronic Music Studio). Musicology emphasizes stylistic st...
- Davis, CA
- Riverside, CARiverside, CA
University of California - Riverside
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
University of California - Berkeley
UCB offers the M.A./Ph.D. and Ph.D. degrees in composition and scholarship, the latter with options in the history and literature of Western music and in ethnomusicology.
- San Francisco, CA
- Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz, CA
University of California - Santa Cruz
The Master of Arts degree with emphasis in composition, ethnomusicology or performance practice integrates theoretical and historical background with practical experience in diverse performance traditions and creative practices. The Doctorate of Musi...