Master of Creative Arts - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Master of Creative Arts

Take your next step as a creative professional.

Develop specific knowledge and skills about the emerging creative industries. This program challenges your intellectual capacities through critical, analytical, lateral and creative thinking.

Study locations
  • Sippy Downs
  • Caboolture
  • Fraser Coast
  • Gympie
CRICOS code
041913G
Commence
Students can apply and start throughout the year, subject to program requirements
Program length (full-time)
2 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$29,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$58,000
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • * Campus note - Admission is subject to availability of appropriate supervision and facilities
Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
  • Caboolture
  • Fraser Coast
  • Gympie
USC program code
AR811
Commence
Students can apply and start throughout the year, subject to program requirements
Duration
2 years full time; 4 years part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Footnotes
  • * Campus note - Admission is subject to availability of appropriate supervision and facilities

You will research and complete the design, construction and presentation of original creative arts products and complete an accompanying exegesis. The exegesis will be a scholarly work that explains how your creative work contributes to knowledge and understanding in your creative tradition.

Choose from research options in following areas:

  • Creative writing
  • Art and digital design
  • Interactive technologies and games
Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission to Master of Creative Arts candidature, applicants are normally required to hold a bachelor degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II from a recognised higher education institution.

Applicants who have completed a bachelor degree and have achieved by subsequent work and study a standard equivalent to at least Honours Class 2 Division II may also be considered.

In exceptional cases, applications may be considered on the basis of other evidence of general and professional qualifications as approved by the Research Degree Committee.

International students need to refer to the University's English language requirements.

Admission is subject to availability of appropriate supervision and facilities.

Program structure

During candidature you undertake research for, and complete, the design, construction and presentation of original creative arts products, and a written exegesis of between 15,000 and 20,000 words.

The exegesis must be a critical, scholarly and reflective articulation of the creative work produced for the degree, and must explain how that creative work relates to the development of knowledge and understanding in the creative tradition of which it is a part.

 

Program requirements and notes
  1. Prospective applicants wishing to undertake a Master of Creative Arts can use the Research Supervisor Search to find a suitable supervisor.
  2. For further information, refer to the Higher Degrees by Research - Academic Policy.
  3. Refer to related policies, rules, plans and procedures.
  4. Refer to the research areas for the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law.
  5. Refer to the University's English language proficiency requirements.
  6. Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa.
Enrolment and Fees
  1. Domestic candidates: Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are not required to pay tuition fees for the standard duration of their HDR program. The Australian Government's Research Training Scheme (RTS) covers the cost of HDR tuition fees for these candidates. Research Master candidates are entitled to a maximum of two years full-time equivalent study. Candidates who do not complete their degree within the maximum RTS allowable completion times may be required to pay fees for any additional periods of enrolment. Please refer to Higher Degree by Research fees.
  2. International candidates: tuition fees apply. Refer to International HDR tuition fees.
  3. In any semester, full-time enrolment comprises 0.500 EFTSL.*
  4. In any semester, part-time enrolment comprises 0.250 EFTSL.*
  5. The census date for withdrawal without financial penalty or academic penalty is the Semester 1 or 2 census date.

* EFTSL - Equivalent Full-Time Student Load. One year of full-time study equates to 1.000 EFTSL.

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