Doctor of Creative Arts (DCA)

Domestic

COURSE SNAPSHOT 

Local
Duration  3F / 6P
Fee Information Fees for research degrees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens should apply for admission using the Online Application Form.(opens in a new window)

If your application is successful, you may commence at any time.

Domestic candidates may be eligible to extend the duration to 4F/8P.

International

COURSE SNAPSHOT

International
Duration 3F
Fee Information Fees for research degrees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International applicants should apply for admission using the Online Application Form.(opens in a new window)

You may apply for admission at any time. If your application is successful, you must commence before the corresponding census dates of 31 March or 31 August.

Details

The Doctor of Creative Arts aims to provide professional artists with recognition of both their practice and the contribution they make to professional and scholarly knowledge. Candidates are required to undertake the development of a body of original creative work within their chosen discipline. This must be supported by a written exegesis explaining the contextual and theoretical underpinning of the creative work.

The type of creative work eligible for submission covers a range of discipline areas including

  • Communication
  • Dance
  • Electronic arts
  • Music and sound arts
  • Theatre
  • Visual arts
  • Writing

You will be expected to participate in research training and development activities, contribute to the research culture of their School or Centre, and maintain a professional profile of high standard during your candidature.

As part of your research training, you will also be encouraged to publish or present your work to the public and contribute to policy and planning debates in your area of expertise.

For more information, please refer to the Doctor of Creative Arts Policy.(opens in a new window)

Career opportunities for the Doctor of Creative Arts (DCA)

The DCA provides advanced training in creative arts where projects and investigative practice provide a contribution to professional and scholarly knowledge

Curator

Manage and develop collections for museums and galleries, conduct related research.

Education

Teaching in the field of creative arts at various levels, conduct related research.

Industry and Government

Senior policy advisor, strategy development, social research.

How to Apply

Local and international students may apply for admission into higher research degrees at any time. For information about the admission criteria and the application process, please refer to the How to Apply for Research Degrees page.