Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program


Aim of this programme is to train international performers and educators on art area in addition to developing their theorical knowledge, technical and musical skills with necessary information gained on Master of Music in Guitar Programme. This programme, which is based on modern methods and technique, also aims to closely monitor recent studies in the international arena and contribute to academic knowledge by the studies produced on art and science.

Graduates of Master of Music in the related art branch of State Conservatories and candidates who hold an equivalent diploma may apply for the Guitar Proficiency in Art Program and are subject to an admission exam. In this exam, candidates are responsible for the program in line with the curriculum prepared by the relevant art branch. The length of the education for Proficiency in Arts is 4 to 6 years. The language of this Program's education is Turkish.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Doctorate in Art

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


To apply for the program; In addition to the conditions required by the applicable legislation,

Having a master's degree,

The requirements are to have received at least 55 points from YDS, e-YDS or YOKD─░L, or to have received an equivalent score from one of the other national or international language exams whose validity is accepted by OSYM.

The program quota is determined by the Department of Art as deemed appropriate for that period.

Candidates who meet all application conditions and apply in accordance with the rules determined by the University are taken to the Entrance Exam.

In the Entrance Exam, candidates must play a recital program between 30-45 minutes.

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In Vocal Exam, questions are asked about candidate's master's degree thesis/art work report by the jury.

Written Exam, consists a Turkish composition which will be written during the examination on a topic established by the jury.

The Entrance Exam is recorded audio and video and the recordings are kept for two years.

The Written Exams are kept for two years.

Candidates are held responsible for gathering of a piano accompanist.

The overall success grade of the candidates is the sum of 40% of the master's grade point average and 60% of the score received from the Entrance Exam and is evaluated out of 100 (one hundred) full points.

Candidates who get at least 60 (sixty) points from the Entrance Exam and whose overall success score is at least 70 (seventy) are considered successful. In case the overall success score is equal, the Entrance Exam score is taken into account.

For international students, the conditions set by Hacettepe University for accepting students from abroad apply. (

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


To graduate from Master of Music in Guitar Programme, students have to achieve at least 24 national credit sum and 240 ECTS credit totally along with succeeding in the courses taken, the Proficiency in Art Exam and the thesis defence exam.


D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


For specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning see relevant article of Hacettepe University Graduate education and examination regulations (

D.7. Goals and Objectives


Profile of the programme is to train guitarists who;

· can take part in music institutions,

· have an advanced level of art culture and aesthetic appreciation,

· have knowledge about the relationship between theory and practice,

· can develop and deepen the theoretical knowledge, method and musical skills,

· can perform the pieces belonging to all periods of guitar repertoire to a community at international level,

· internalize the art ethics,

· can follow developments in the field,

· predictive, respectful, participant, open to innovations and developments.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Graduates of Doctor of Music in Guitar Programme can work as an academic or instructor in state or private art institutions, art schools and conservatories. They are able to find work as a soloist or accompanist as well as generating audio and/or audiovisual media recordings.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


Doctor of Music in Guitar Programme contains eight semesters. The first four semesters are course periods. Last semester of the course period contains preperation for proficiency in arts exam. At the end of this semester, students who succeed in the proficiency in arts exam can proceed to the art work level. This level contains four semesters. At the end of this level, under the headline of Defence Exam, students are obligated to present an art work report along with performing a recital as determined in accordance with the instructions of Piano Department. Courses in Programme are Semi-annual and without prequisites. Students gain advanced field knowledge and make studies in this direction. In the fifth, sixth, seventh and eight semesters, students continue their studies intended for art work report and defence exam under the Special Topics headline. In the programme, % 75 of the total 240 ECTS credits are belong to must courses with % 25 elective courses. In order to graduate, students have to achieve 24 national credits and have to take elective courses with a minimum amount of 8 national credits. National credit total of the elective courses are 15, and ECTS credit total is 60.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Evaluation and assessment methods for each course are defined in “Course Teaching Plan” which belongs to information package and presented by related instructor. For exams and the course grades see related matters of Hacettepe University Graduate education and examination regulations.


D.16. Graduation Requirements


To graduate from this programme the students have to provide the conditions of the related article of Hacettepe University graduate degrees and examination regulations and achieve 24 national credits and 120 ECTS credit along with succeeding in the courses, thesis defence exam and performance exam.


D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Hande Dalk─▒l─▒├ž (Head of Piano Department)