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Doctor of Creative Arts

University of Southern Queensland

36 months
30240 AUD/year
23920 AUD/year
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The Doctor of Creative Arts program from University of Southern Queensland is designed for experienced professionals within the area of creative arts and is ideal if you have completed an honours or masters qualification and can demonstrate a significant profile within the creative arts profession.


  • This Doctor of Creative Arts program from University of Southern Queensland , which can be studied on-campus or online, gives you an extended opportunity to further develop your practice-focused research under the expert guidance of qualified supervisors with professional industry experience.
  • Candidates for this degree will have a sophisticated understanding of creative arts theory and practice, as well as the capacity to produce original creative works of an international standard.

Career outcomes

  • A research degree can offer a competitive industry advantage and graduates can expect enhanced career opportunities in creative arts practice and/or the Arts industry more broadly, and aims to provide professional artists with recognition of both your practice and knowledge.
  • As a creative arts research student, this degree is especially valuable if you are wanting to pursue an academic career, a career in research or an advanced level of professional practice.

Programme Structure

The Doctor of Creative Arts offers supervision within the following disciplines:
  • Creative Writing
  • Film, Television and Radio
  • Music
  • Theatre, or
  • Visual Arts.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 091551D 

  • A bachelor degree in Arts with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division A), or equivalent, or a masters degree in Arts (with research component), or equivalent, together with evidence of professional standing as an arts practitioner.
  • Admission by written application and artist portfolio. The application will include a written proposal of 5-8 pages including conceptual framework and research background, central question, significance, and original contribution of project. Further, a portfolio of creative work/s will be required with specifications varying between disciplines. For example, for Visual Arts, candidates will be required to submit 20 images of past work, signifying possible directions for the proposed Doctor of Creative Arts.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30240 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30240 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    23920 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23920 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • External/Online AUD 30240

Living costs for Toowoomba

1200 - 2000 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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