Doctor of Liberal Arts

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The Doctor of Liberal Arts degree (D.L.A.) is a professional artistic doctorate in the field of the Liberal Arts, including architecture, dance, music, theater and visual arts. Like other doctorates, is an academic degree of the highest level.

D.L.A. students of music typically complete applied studies culminating in several solo recitals, take courses within their area of specialization (as well as related courses in music theory and music history), and write a thesis or dissertation.

In the field of the visual arts it is the intention of the program to give young artists the chance to develop into creative individuals, through intensive studio practice, including study of the materials, tools, theory and methodology of the profession. The three-year doctoral program leads to the D.L.A. degree in the fields of painting, sculpture, graphics, graphic design, intermedia, and restoration. The works produced during these studies, and the final master works, are regularly exhibited.

Universities offering the degree[edit]

There are several universities in Hungary that grant the degree as Doctor Liberalium Artium:

The degree is also offered as part of some programs of continuing studies:

Florida Southern College gave Lynne V. Cheney an honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts in 1993.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ PhD Department of the Hungarian University of the Fine Arts
  2. ^ "English programmes". University of Pécs. Archived from the original on 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  3. ^ Faculty of Music and Visual Arts Archived March 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine at the University of Pécs
  4. ^ "Doctoral Degrees | How to Apply | Admissions | Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies". Georgetown University. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  5. ^ "Doctor of Liberal Arts | University College". Washington University in St. Louis. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  6. ^ "Doctor of liberal arts offered through University College | Newsroom". Washington University in St. Louis. 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  7. ^ "Dickinson College - Tribute to Eleanor Cogan". Dickinson College. 2012-04-03. Archived from the original on 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  8. ^ "Florida Southern College". Florida Southern College. Archived from the original on 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2012-08-29.