Courses Handbook 2010

305047 v.2 Master of Philosophy (Creative Arts) - Communication and Cultural Studies


Course CRICOS Code: 061528G
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This professional research degree combines production and research with coursework in one or more of the following areas - creative writing (poetry, prose, scriptwriting for film, radio, stage and television), performance studies, and professional writing and publishing practice. It is designed for practitioners intending to update knowledge of contemporary theory and current practice, recently graduated students intending to develop knowledge and skills in a certain area, 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

An approved honours degree, or postgraduate diploma with well above average marks (usually an average of at least 70), and have adequate training in contemporary literary and cultural theories. Applicants without necessary preparation are required to undertake bridging units, or an appropriate honours unit.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning for coursework components are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

The course is by research and normally requires one to two years of full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

This course is studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the Postgraduate Coordinator of the Department of Communication and Cultural Studies.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

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

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
12292 v.3   MCA 691 - Communication and Cultural Studies Special Topic I 3.0 25.0
12293 v.3   MCA 692 - Communication and Cultural Studies Special Topic II 3.0 25.0
12294 v.3   MCA 693 - Communication and Cultural Studies Special Topic III 3.0 25.0
12295 v.3   MCA 694 - Communication and Cultural Studies Special Topic IV 3.0 25.0
99064 v.2   Master Thesis - Communication and Cultural Studies


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2010 Bentley Campus Research Term 1   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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