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University of Sydney (USYD)

  • 36% international / 64% domestic

Doctor of Arts

  • Doctorate (PhD)

The Doctor of Arts (DArts) is a professional doctorate which is designed to respond to the rapid changes taking place in professional workplaces that create demands on industry professionals to upgrade their qualifications.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
3 - 4 years full-time, 6 - 8 years part-time
Course Code
RPARTSAR1000, 045007K
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$37,500 per year / $112,500 total

About this course

The Doctor of Arts (DArts) is a professional doctorate which is designed to respond to the rapid changes taking place in professional workplaces that create demands on industry professionals to upgrade their qualifications.

The degree involves units of coursework training and a thesis of 50,000-80,000 words, for candidates not also submitting a significant creative project, or a thesis of 20,000-30,000 words for candidates also submitting a significant creative project.

The DArts differs from a PhD. The thesis component may have a tighter word limit than a PhD thesis, and it should be focused on questions of professional practice, such as policy analysis and advice in the case of the social sciences, or critical exegesis in the case of theses accompanying creative works.

The exact nature of the significant creative project will be determined by the disciplinary norms of the department through which a student is enrolled. Applicants must discuss their proposed significant creative projects with the department to ensure that the department has the relevant expertise to supervise the projects.

Examples of significant creative projects include novels, biographies and memoirs, sets of short stories, poetic works, plays and other performance scripts, performed pieces, audio and/or video works, documentaries, collections of feature articles, and documented interventions in public debates, such as submissions, reports and major essays.

Entry requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Camperdown

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Creative Arts courses at University of Sydney (USYD).
76.7%
Overall satisfaction
80%
Skill scale
86.7%
Teaching scale