DR-CRART v.1 Doctor of Creative Arts (Art)
Course CRICOS Code: 032997G
Doctoral Degrees prepares students to acquire a systematic and critical understanding of a complex field of learning and specialised research skills to advance learning and/or professional practice corresponding to AQF level 10 qualifications.
The Doctor of Creative Arts is a research degree with a focus on creative practice as a mode of research and is of equivalent status to a PhD. Twenty-five per cent of the program involves coursework to assist candidates in contextualising their research question and devising appropriate research methodologies by providing study in relevant history, methodology, theory and criticism. The other 75 per cent of the candidate's time is spent in preparation of the thesis. Within the DCA a thesis is understood as having two components: a creative body of work, and a written exegesis, which together form complementary responses to a clearly defined research question. Both components are submitted for examination - the exegesis is submitted in printed and bound form and the creative component may be submitted in printed and bound form, in electronic format, as a film, exhibition, installation, or in another medium. On completion of the DCA the candidate must ensure there is an enduring record of the creative body of work. Art-based research programs are available in all the fields of contemporary practice, including audio-visual arts, digital and electronic arts, fibre-textiles, jewellery and three-dimensional design, print media, painting and sculpture. Prospective DCA students include MA (research) or MCA graduates, secondary-level and university educators in the arts and professionals working in related fields.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials. Departments will not bear the expense of projects involving unusual cost; for example, a student wishing to make a film would have to provide the film stock and fund the post-production costs or a student mounting an exhibition would have to pay for framing and/or installation expenses. Thesis preparation and binding and other costs are normally covered by doctoral students. A full list of fees is available upon request or at enrolment.
Course Overview Note
The Faculty of Humanities provides facilities and benefits for those studying this research course, including access to suitable computer facilities, office space for on-campus students and financial assistance to attend appropriate intrastate, interstate or overseas conferences and towards associated research costs
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Doctoral Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards. Applicants require a Master Degree (Research) or Bachelor Honours Degree (first or second class) or a high standard in either a Master Degree (Coursework) or Bachelor Degree with a Graduate Diploma (or equivalent). Alternative entry requirements may be considered, details are provided at http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (normally first or upper second-class) or equivalent, or a master degree in a relevant area.
Doctoral Degrees require students to undertake a program of independent supervised study and produce significant and original research outcomes culminating in a thesis, dissertation, exegesis or equivalent for independent examination.
It is a requirement of this course that at least two-thirds of it is undertaken by research and the remainder by coursework. The thesis follows Rule 10: Degree of Doctor by Research. The coursework component should be determined in consultation with the Postgraduate Coordinator of the Faculty of Built Environment, Art and Design. Students without prior studies in research methods will be required to undertake relevant preparatory units. This may increase the course duration.
Duration and Availability
This course is a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years of equivalent full-time study. As most units are offered only once in each year and in the required sequence of study, there is some limitation of choice for students studying part-time.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|VISA7004||v.1||Art Research Issues and Methods||3.0||50.0|
|VISA7002||v.1||Art Professional Praxis 1||3.0||50.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|VISA7000||v.1||Doctoral Thesis - Art|
|VISA7003||v.1||Art Professional Praxis 2||3.0||50.0|
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