Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts

Course summary for local students

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Year2015 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts
Campus

*Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)Waterfront (Geelong)

Cloud (online)No
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2015$20,920* - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9246 8100 

or 03 5227 1359

artsed-pg@deakin.edu.au

Course Director

Patrick Pound, +61 3 924 46813,

patrick.pound@deakin.edu.au

CRICOS course code083982C
Deakin course code A659

* Disciplines:

Burwood (Melbourne) - Animation & Motion Capture, Dance, Drama, Film & TV, Photography, Visual Communication Design and Visual Arts

Waterfront (Geelong) - Photography & Visual Arts

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The graduate Diploma of Creative Arts provides students with advanced academic and professional skills in practice-led research and creative arts production. The course enables students to understand and explore the social, political and cultural contexts and history of ideas that inform contemporary approaches to the creative arts. Students build and develop sustainable creative practices as independent or commissioned practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills in art-making and creative arts research.

The Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts is available in any of the seven disciplines of the Creative Arts: Visual Arts, Photography, Film and Television, Animation and Motion Capture, Visual Communication Design, Dance or Drama.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2015 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit can be viewed from the Unit Search. Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services. 

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts, will possess advanced or expert knowledge and skills to work in a range of industry contexts spanning the creative Arts within diverse organisations (non-profit through to corporate).  Graduates will be able to undertake many roles which may be categorised from entrepreneurial, consulting, curatorial, through to art production within organisations such as museums and galleries, government (federal, state and local), and boutique arts companies (as examples). There are also many opportunities to be found in festivals, curatorial and community projects typically funded or auspiced by government and philanthropic entities. Organisations are looking for graduates who have knowledge and skills developed in a learning environment enhanced by contemporary and up-to-date production facilities, equipment and spaces (which Deakin provides). Graduates will also be well equipped to undertake independent artist careers.

Course rules

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising: 

  • 8 credit points of course work units (ACA701, ACA702, ACA710, ACA711, ACA712, ACA715)

Course structure

Year 1


Trimester 1 

ACA701Advanced Creative Practice A: the Artist's Brief (2 credit points)

ACA710Contemporary Debates in the Creative Arts

ACA711Investigating Creative Methods

Trimester 2

ACA702Advanced Creative Practice B: Critique and Engagement (2 credit points)

ACA712Art and the Politics of Censorship

ACA715Creative Enterprise Project

Entry requirements - specific

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (min. 3 years) in any discipline area or approved international equivalent.

Admission is available through a number of categories. In all admission categories, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. For more information on Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. 

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Creative Arts (A559)
 

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