Master of Creative Arts

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Year2017 course information
Award granted Master of Creative Arts
Campus
  • Burwood (Melbourne)
  • Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Length

This course is 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent duration.

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2*)

*Trimester 2 Burwood (Melbourne) only

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
CRICOS course code083981D
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code A759

#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

Explore and understand the ideas that shape the field of Creative Arts and take your creative practice to the next level. Apply to study a Master of Creative Arts at Deakin today.

The Master 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 Master 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

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Acquire advanced and integrated understanding of creative arts practice through practice-led research in one or more disciplines or areas of creative arts including drama, dance, photography, visual arts, animation, film and television, motion-picture capture and visual communication design.

Reflect on their practice, situating it within the history and traditions of a creative discipline and the wider cultural and social context.

Engage with key ideas in relation to contemporary art discourse.

Acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake a creative arts project.

Communication

Use specialist creative arts technologies and skills including writing, movement, film, image and voice to interpret and communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences in academic and non-academic contexts.

Formulate ideas and engage in discussion of artwork, creative decision-making processes and relevant contemporary ideas in art and culture.

Develop and communicate research ideas and proposals using written, oral and digital communication.

Digital literacy

Develop high level skills in the use of digital technologies to produce, document, present and publish and research in the creative arts.

Critical thinking

Use expert and specialist knowledge in creative arts to critically reflect on the relationship of creative practice and practice-led research methodologies to produce creative works or outputs.

Evaluate and interpret complex ideas through creative arts practice.

Deploy practice-led techniques and methods to critically analyse the contribution of creative practice to the production of knowledge in discipline specific or inter-disciplinary inquiries.

Problem solving

Identify evaluate and resolve theoretical and methodological challenges in marrying academic research and writing with reflective practices in creative arts production to successfully complete practice-based creative arts research.

Engage with contemporary art discourse through coherent and systematic evaluation, analysis and synthesis of ideas.

Self-management

Acquire the knowledge, skills and initiative to complete independent advanced research in creative arts practice.

Use advanced skills to lead production in creative arts projects that are outside the scope of individual practice in academic and professional contexts

Teamwork

Acquire advanced interpersonal skills and experience in collaborating with colleagues, technicians and others to successfully complete practice-led research in the creative arts

Communicate and participate effectively as a member of a team in the production and presentation of creative work.

Global citizenship

Identify, interrogate and communicate the relevance of the ideas and issues in creative arts practice for communities and cultures and in a global context.
Articulate the relevance of practice-led research in creative arts through public presentation of creative work and through communication of research outcomes in scholarly contexts

Approved by Faculty Board June 2014

 

Course rules

To qualify for the Master of Creative Arts, a student must successfully complete 16 credit points of study comprising:

  • 10 credit points of course work units (ACA701, ACA702, ACA703, ACA710, ACA711, ACA712, ACA715)
  • a further 6 credit points research units (ALX702, ALX703, ALX704)

Course structure

Year 1

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

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

ACA710Contemporary Debates in the Creative Arts

ACA711Investigating Creative Methods

ACA712Art and the Politics of Censorship

ACA715Creative Enterprise Project

 

Year 2

ACA703Advanced Creative Practice C: What Could Be (2 credit points)

ALX702Practice-Led Research Methods & Design (2 credit points)

ALX703Creative Research Project A (2 credit points)

ALX704Creative Research Project B (2 credit points)

 

 

Course Map

Course Map

Entry requirements - specific

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

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements, see here.

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies. (more details)

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. 

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Creative Arts (A559)
Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts (A659)