Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Integrated) in Creative Arts

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 088581B

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Learn best-practice research methods before you begin an academic thesis, or major creative project supported by original research.

Our integrated program allows graduates without sufficient research experience to undertake a PhD in Creative Arts.

Integrated PhD in Creative Arts program

We’ll give you intensive coaching in ethical research techniques for a year. After passing the coursework and thesis with a 70% average, you’ll begin your own original research, finishing your PhD in the standard four years.

We offer an advanced research program for our doctoral degree in the arts, across our research focus areas.

The PhD in Creative Arts includes:

  • producing a creative work informed by substantial research
  • an accompanying analytical written component or exegesis (thesis by creative project)
  • a component of required coursework, usually undertaken in the first year
  • participation in both formal and informal learning opportunities.

You'll learn to present your research in a wide variety of contexts such as:

  • refereed academic outlets appropriate to your field (e.g. ranked journals, academic conferences, book chapters, monographs)
  • public presentation to broader audiences.

Research areas in creative arts

Our PhD in Creative Arts will give you the opportunity to undertake advanced study in your chosen discipline, if you are a high-achieving graduate in:

  • Arts
  • Professional and Creative Writing
  • Music
  • Screen Media
  • Creative Arts
  • Marketing Communication.

You’ll undertake a significant research (thesis) and creative project with the guidance of an academic supervisor, as well as coursework subjects in one of our main research programs:

  • creative writing (fiction, poetry, plays, memoir, autobiography, creative non-fiction)
  • visual arts (video, performance, installation)
  • journalism (print, online)
  • media arts (film, television, radio and digital media)

Conducting your own research allows you to further explore an area of interest as well as contributing to your discipline.

Careers

Become an independent, competent and highly sought-after researcher, equipped to pursue a research career in relevant industries and/or to become an academic.
As a Doctor of Philosophy graduate, you will be expected to demonstrate a scholarly and enquiring mind, and strong capabilities in:

  • research conceptualisation and design including reviewing of the literature;
  • the marshalling and critical analysis of data and evidence, and
  • conceptual innovation in order to make a significant new contribution to knowledge and society; and
  • deep disciplinary immersion and broad interdisciplinary literacy, including methodological literacy.

Course structure

To attain the award of Doctor of Philosophy through undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) students will be required to completed in total 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 72 credit points of Core studies in Year 1
  • 24 credit points of Elective studies in Year 1
  • 288 credit points of Thesis units as per standard PhD

In addition, post Confirmation of Candidature students, who are progressing well, may, with the approval of their supervisor, take a 0 credit point elective, ROP8003 in order to build industry connections and transferable skills. The Placement elective should run at the same time as the Thesis units and should not compromise a timely and quality submission.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
28,000 Per Year
Read more14,000 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
28,000 Per Year
Read more14,000 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time Footscray Nicholson Campus
Corner of Nicholson and Buckley Streets
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
28,000 Per Year
Read more14,000 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time St Albans Campus
McKechnie Street
Melbourne Victoria 3021
Australia

Entry criteria

Entry into a research program (postgraduate study) requires completion of: an honours degree, or a masters degree by coursework with a research component, or an equivalent qualification from an approved university.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 79 (Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading 18, Writing 22)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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