Master of Creative Arts (Research)

Course Code





Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Award Requirements

Course Structure



Award Details

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor degree with Honours Class I or II, in Communication Design, Music, Photography, Theatre or Visual Arts, from this university; or

  • Completion of an appropriate tertiary qualification, from this or another university or institution of higher education, deemed by the Faculty on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Creative Arts to be equivalent to the above; or

  • Completion of an appropriate qualifying course; or

  • The applicant is able to satisfy the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of School, that he or she has nationally recognised professional standing and is capable of undertaking a thesis at Masters level. Evidence of high standing shall normally include (a) exhibitions, performances, or awards and (b) testimonials from at least three recognised artistic practitioners and/or academic referees. Applicants shall also attend an interview-audition and submit original work as required; or

  • In exceptional cases, submission of other evidence of academic and professional attainments as meets with the approval of the Faculty, on the recommendation of the appropriate Head of School.

Course Structure

Candidates will be enrolled in the time-based subject pertaining to their field of study

MR7109 Masters Research Thesis (Creative Arts)

MR7112 Masters Research Thesis (Photography)


Expected time to complete

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Supervising body

Higher Degrees by Research Sub-Committee (HDRS-C)

Confirmation of Candidature

See University Requirements - Masters by Research


See University Requirements - Masters by Research


See University Requirements - Masters by Research

EFTSL to complete (Equivalent full-time student load)


Subsumption of coursework subjects

Subsumption permitted

Allowed coursework subjects


Advanced Standing

Not eligible

Award Details

The field of study shall not appear on the testamur

Document Modification History

Version No.

Approval Date

Modification Type

Effective Date



Original document