The University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts

Graduate Dates & Resources

Graduate Student Handbook - Updates In Progress (PDF)

Information on specific graduate programs can be found on each Areas of Study page.  General University of Kentucky graduate student information can be found on www.gradschool.uky.edu.  If you are a prospective student looking for early exam dates and documents, they can be found at the bottom of this page.

DGS Forms & Academic Checklists

Please download the form you need. These are all in PDF format.  Print a copy of the checklist to keep track of your academic record, enter all the courses or requirements as you complete each task, add the date.  Make sure all incomplete grades are completed within one year.  Bring a copy with you when consulting with your advisor.  Bring a completed copy to the DGS when you are ready to apply for a degree.

Some of the documents and webforms linked on the general Student Resources page may also be of value to you.

Degrees

Timelines & Dissertation Forms

Recital Forms

The recital forms should be signed by the advisor and committee members.  Give the signed recital forms (one set for each recital) to the DGS for record.

DGS Email


Exam Dates & Information

Information on program specific exams can be found on the Admissions & Auditions page.

Doctoral Common History and Theory Exams

Qualifying Exam Dates:

  • Thursday January 25, 2018 (music history) - 9AM to 12PM in Study Room 1 of the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
  • Friday January 26, 2018 (music theory) - 9AM to 12PM in Study Room 1 of the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

The procedures for taking the exam are different for Theory and History and are listed below.

Exam Procedure for MUSIC THEORY ONLY:

No computers are allowed for the theory portion of the common exam. A score packet and student answer packet, which provides pages for all needed responses, will be provided.  All that is needed for the theory exam are pencils. Please note that phones are not allowed in the examination room.

  1. Doctoral Theory Common Exam content and tips (PDF)

Exam Procedure for MUSIC HISTORY ONLY:

Students may optionally take exams on a laptop computer with the following conditions: 

  1. The use of the Internet is forbidden, and
  2. the hard drive shall contain NO material related to the examination.The exams will be written and copied onto a “clean” external jump drive, which each student will provide.  The exam may not be copied to or remain on the computer after the exam. The completed exams will be printed from the jump drive by the DGS and photocopies of the exam will be supplied to the two DMA Qualifying Examination committee members for grading.
  3. DMA Music History Exam Topics | Spring 2018 (PDF) - Updated 11/1/17
  4. PhD Common Exam Topics | Spring 2018 (PDF) - Updated 11/1/17