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C03044v2 Master of Creative Arts (Research)

Award(s): Master of Creative Arts (Research) (MCA(Res))
CRICOS code: 066173M
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Notes

Research degrees are offered on a sponsored or full-fee-paying basis. Contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the UTS: Graduate Research School for further details.


Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Other information

Overview

The Master of Creative Arts (Research) is generally intended for people with industry experience in the media and creative arts who want to undertake creative research involving the preparation and presentation of a sustained creative work achievable within the timeframe for a master's project as well as a thesis of 10,000–15,000 words.

The course provides an opportunity for those seeking to develop specific knowledge, research and creative skills relevant to the creative industries that are emerging locally and internationally.

Career options

Career options include positions in the creative industries.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

Selection criteria also includes professional and creative experience in a creative arts field, the quality of the research proposal, the quality of the applicant's portfolio of creative work, the faculty's ability to offer appropriate supervision in the applicant's chosen field, and, where necessary, demonstration of generic technical skills.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Students are required to enrol in person and meet Phase 1 and 2 assessment requirements.

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The maximum course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

Course structure

This research degree is undertaken through the production of a sustained creative work achievable within the timeframe for a master's project as well as a thesis of 10,000–15,000 words.

The creative work may be in any genre and medium but it must involve research as well as creative practice – it must fit into a tradition of research in an area, demonstrate a clear understanding of the current state of knowledge in that area, have a clear research question, and generate data that addresses the research question. The dissertation provides a clear synthesis and statement of the new knowledge that the creative project has produced.

The Master of Creative Arts (Research) is structured in three phases. Phase 1 involves the development of a number of advanced research skills and capabilities. At the beginning of the program, students negotiate a master's study plan with their supervisor. This plan makes explicit the kinds of support each student requires. A formal master's assessment is undertaken at the end of Phase 1 in which the candidates present a full proposal for assessment, which is a prerequisite for entering Phase 2.

In Phase 2 students develop their individual program of research and their readiness to enter Phase 3 is assessed at the end of Phase 2.

In Phase 3 candidates engage in the culmination and submission of the major creative work and the accompanying dissertation. These should make a sustained contribution to knowledge in their field of inquiry.

Research and development activities are provided throughout the three phases to assist students to develop the capabilities of a successful doctoral candidate.

Course completion requirements

51985 Master of Creative Arts Thesis 

Other information

Further information is available from the research degrees administrator on:

telephone + 61 2 9514 4512
email
FASS.FRO@uts.edu.au