Master of Creative Arts
Course summary for international students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Creative Arts|
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
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$28,624 for 1 yr full-time AUD|
|CRICOS course code||083981D|
|Level||Higher 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|
Burwood (Melbourne) - Animation & Motion Capture, Dance, Drama, Film & TV, Photography, Visual Communication Design and Visual Arts
Waterfront (Geelong) - Photography & Visual Arts
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
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
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 the first year of this course. 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 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
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 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.
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.
|Develop high level skills in the use of digital technologies to produce, document, present and publish and research in the creative arts.|
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.
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.
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
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.
|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
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)
|ACA701||Advanced Creative Practice: the Artist's Brief (2 credit points)|
|ACA702||Advanced Creative Practice: Critique and Engagement (2 credit points)|
|ACA710||Contemporary Debates in the Creative Arts|
|ACA711||Investigating Creative Methods|
|ACA712||Art and the Politics of Censorship|
|ACA715||Creative Enterprise Project|
|ACA703||Advanced Creative Practice C: What Could Be (2 credit points)|
|ALX702||Practice-Led Research Methods & Design (2 credit points)|
|ALX703||Creative Research Project A (2 credit points)|
|ALX704||Creative Research Project B (2 credit points)|
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 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. (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
- 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 email@example.com
|Graduate Certificate of Creative Arts (A559)|
|Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts (A659)|