Graduate Certificate of Creative Arts
Course summary for international students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Creative Arts|
This course is 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent duration.
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$14,312 AUD|
|CRICOS course code||083983B|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|English language requirements|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A559|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.|
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- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
Study a Graduate Certificate of Creative Arts and develop your creative practice in one of the seven disciplines offered at Deakin. Develop your knowledge and skills in creative arts research in relation to your creative practice. Find out more about the course online and apply today.
The Graduate Certificate 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 Certificate 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
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
Acquire specialist knowledge and technical and creative skills in creative arts practice 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.
Apply this knowledge and skills in professional creative arts practice.
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.
Use specialist creative arts technologies and skills to 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.
|Acquire advanced technical skills in the use of digital technologies to produce, document, present and publish in the creative arts.|
Use 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.
Critically analyse the contribution of creative practice to the production of knowledge in discipline specific or inter-disciplinary inquiries.
Identify evaluate and resolve theoretical and methodological challenges in marrying academic research and writing with reflective practices in creative arts production.
Engage with contemporary art discourse through coherent and systematic evaluation, analysis and synthesis of ideas.
Acquire the knowledge, skills and initiative required for independent research in creative arts practice.
Develop skills to lead production in creative arts in academic and professional contexts.
|Develop advanced interpersonal and communication skills to participate effectively as a member of a team in the production, completion and presentation of creative arts projects.|
|Act responsibility and ethically in researching, developing and producing creative arts projects.|
Approved by Faculty Board June 2014
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate of Creative Arts, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study comprising:
- 4 credit points of course work units (ACA701, ACA710, ACA711)
|ACA701||Advanced Creative Practice: the Artist's Brief (2 credit points)|
|ACA710||Contemporary Debates in the Creative Arts|
|ACA711||Investigating Creative Methods|
Entry requirements - specific
To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Creative Arts, applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent:
- a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
- qualifications deemed to be 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 should check the Entry and English Language requirements.
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.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
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
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org