Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

304938 v.1 Master of Creative Arts (Art)


Course CRICOS Code: 023986G
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This professional research degree combines research and production with coursework. It is designed for practitioners intending to update knowledge of contemporary theory and current practice, recently graduated students developing knowledge and skills in certain areas, current students continuing study for specific personal or professional goals, teachers and those intending to become teachers and students from overseas seeking creative and/or practical study opportunities in Australia.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Arts degree in a relevant area.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning may be approved for coursework components by the Head of Department for students with a Bachelor of Arts degree, or equivalent, in a relevant area plus either a first class or upper second class honours degree, or approved equivalent, in the same area, or a postgraduate diploma, or approved equivalent, in the same area and relevant and adequate research experience together with an appropriate practical and creative production record. Students without one of both of these latter requirements may be required to undertake appropriate bridging units.

Duration and Availability

The course is by research and normally requires one to two years of full-time or equivalent part-time study. This course is also available in part-time mode. 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 who study part-time.

Professional Recognition

Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts are eligible for entry into a number of professional organisations depending on their area of specialisation. The Master of Creative Arts is designed to facilitate and accelerate a graduate's progression from, for example, membership to fellowship status since that conversion is usually linked to published and/or exhibited work.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials. Students may be required to provide their own equipment and or material or pay a fee for the Department to provide them (check with the Department ofArt). Departments will not bear the expense of projects involving unusual costs, for example a student mounting an exhibition would have to pay for framing and or installation expenses.

Special Note

It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and only one-third by coursework. Students should not enrol in this research degree to receive a related Postgraduate Diploma but rather have undertaken it as a requisite for admission.

Course Structure



Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

12288 v.3   MCA 695 - Art Theory I 3.0 25.0
12289 v.3   MCA 696 - Art Theory II 3.0 25.0
12290 v.3   MCA 697 - Art Theory III 3.0 25.0
12291 v.3   MCA 698 - Art Theory IV 3.0 25.0
99024 v.2   Master Thesis - Art


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Research Term 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Research Term 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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