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University of Wollongong (UOW)

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Doctor of Creative Arts

  • Doctorate (PhD)

The Doctor of Creative Arts (DCA) is for students with a high level of professional experience in creative practice who wish to extend their art form within a scholarly context.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Course Code
214, 087688K
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$27,936 per year / $111,744 total

About this course

The Doctor of Creative Arts (DCA) is for students with a high level of professional experience in creative practice who wish to extend their art form within a scholarly context.

The DCA is a challenging intellectual experience where you will produce a substantial body of work supported by a written exegesis of approximately 30,000 words. There is an integral relationship between creative work and the exegesis. Research strengths in creative practice include Music, Theatre, Performance, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Digital Media and Design. Applications from all these disciplines are encouraged, as well as any projects working in interdisciplinary forms.

The DCA is practice-based; you will make a significant contribution to both your creative discipline and the area of inquiry within which the work is located.

You will attend lectures and workshops on creative arts research practices and other relevant topics. DCA candidates are also expected to actively contribute to the research culture of the University.

For information regarding the University's research activity, research strengths, scholarships and services, visit UOW's Research and Innovation website. For specific information relating to research being undertaken within the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, visit the Faculty's research pages.

Entry requirements

An Honours Bachelor degree of at least 4 years' duration in an appropriate discipline at Class II, Division 1, or higher (or its equivalent) and demonstrated evidence of high artistic attainment.
Examples of high artistic attainment include publication or professional dissemination of work; grants, fellowships and prizes; critical acclaim; a track record of sustained high level professional activity; and various indicators relevant to the specific discipline.
In some circumstances, students may be required to commence their enrolment in the Master of Philosophy and seek transfer to the DCA when, and if, they achieve a suitable standard.
Supporting Information
Higher Degree Research applicants must provide supporting material with their application. Please refer to the School Research webpage for detailed information.

Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Wollongong