Doctor of Creative Arts

Course summary

The Doctor of Creative Arts (DCA) is for students with a high level of professional experience in creative practice who wish to extend their art form within a scholarly context.

The DCA is a challenging intellectual experience where you will produce a substantial body of work supported by a written exegesis of approximately 30,000 words. There is an integral relationship between creative work and the exegesis. Research strengths in creative practice include Music, Theatre, Performance, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Digital Media and Design. Applications from all these disciplines are encouraged, as well as any projects working in interdisciplinary forms.

The DCA is practice-based; you will make a significant contribution to both your creative discipline and the area of inquiry within which the work is located.

You will attend lectures and workshops on creative arts research practices and other relevant topics. DCA candidates are also expected to actively contribute to the research culture of the University.

For information regarding the University's research activity, research strengths, scholarships and services, visit UOW's Research and Innovation website. For specific information relating to research being undertaken within the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, visit the Faculty's research pages.

Course information

Study area

Creative Arts, Research

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

214

Duration

4 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

087688K

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

An Honours Bachelor degree of at least 4 years' duration in an appropriate discipline at Class II, Division 1, or higher (or its equivalent) and demonstrated evidence of high artistic attainment.
Examples of high artistic attainment include publication or professional dissemination of work; grants, fellowships and prizes; critical acclaim; a track record of sustained high level professional activity; and various indicators relevant to the specific discipline.
In some circumstances, students may be required to commence their enrolment in the Master of Philosophy and seek transfer to the DCA when, and if, they achieve a suitable standard.
Supporting Information
Higher Degree Research applicants must provide supporting material with their application. Please refer to the School Research webpage for detailed information.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

The maximum amount of external credit that can be awarded at the postgraduate level is 50% of the credit point value of the UOW course.

For further information contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 (within Australia) or +61 2 4221 3218 (if overseas).

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$14,256 (2021)

$114,048 (2021)

Most postgraduate research degrees are covered by the Federal Government's Research Training Program (RTP).
If you receive an offer with an RTP place, you do not need to pay the cost of tuition while you are studying as long as you are within your time limits for course completion.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

An Honours Bachelor degree of at least 4 years' duration in an appropriate discipline at Class II, Division 1, or higher (or its equivalent) and demonstrated evidence of high artistic attainment.
Examples of high artistic attainment include publication or professional dissemination of work; grants, fellowships and prizes; critical acclaim; a track record of sustained high level professional activity; and various indicators relevant to the specific discipline.
In some circumstances, students may be required to commence their enrolment in the Master of Philosophy and seek transfer to the DCA when, and if, they achieve a suitable standard.
Supporting Information
Higher Degree Research applicants must provide supporting material with their application. Please refer to the School Research webpage for detailed information.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

7.0

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

TOEFL (Internet-based)

98

22

22

19

19

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Distinction (weighted average mark of 75 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

The maximum amount of external credit that can be awarded at the postgraduate level is 50% of the credit point value of the UOW course.

For further information contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 (within Australia) or +61 2 4221 3218 (if overseas).

FEES

The above Course Fee is the amount payable for a study period of four years.

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$14,256 (2021)

$114,048 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2020.

Applicant background

2020 intake

2020 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2020

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close
Higher Degree Research (HDR) applications can be submitted online at any time. However, applicants applying for an HDR course that includes coursework are not permitted to enrol after the commencement of second week of session.

2021 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 19 July 2021
Session: 26 July – 18 November 2021

Applications Close
Higher Degree Research (HDR) applications can be submitted online at any time. However, applicants applying for an HDR course that includes coursework are not permitted to enrol after the commencement of second week of session.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

As a creative arts student, you will have opportunities to work and study with artists and media practitioners in a vibrant research culture, with significant opportunity for interdisciplinary and cross-artform collaboration.

Our modern studios, performance spaces and galleries provide an inspiring work environment, showcasing the work of students as well as hosting Australian and international exhibitions and performances.

The Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities is internationally recognised for its excellence in humanities, social sciences, creative arts and law.