Doctor of Creative Arts

University of Southern Queensland

Ph. D. On Campus Online
36 months
30240 AUD/year
23920 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Doctor of Creative Arts program from University of Southern Queensland aims to produce graduates who have a sophisticated understanding of creative arts theory and practice, as well as demonstrated capacity to produce original works of art at an international standard. 


Students will acquire the ability to conduct independent creative arts research, apply relevant theories to their practice, and develop creative and academic expertise in their chosen discipline.

Program objectives 

On successful completion of the Doctor of Creative Arts program from University of Southern Queensland students will be able to:

  • develop a substantial body of knowledge and make an original contribution to creative arts practice and theory

  • effectively communicate knowledge of traditional and contemporary arts practice, creative research methods and practice-led research principles

  • demonstrate expertise as a professional creative artist and practice-led researcher according to international standards

  • exercise intellectual independence and accountability involving critical and creative thinking in hybrid and/or discipline specific arts practice.

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

Courses include 

  • Research Methods in Creative Arts Practice 

  • Professional Creative Arts Practice 

  • Creative Arts Exegesis and Practice 

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 091551D 

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in Arts with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division A) or equivalent, or a Masters degree (with a research component) in Arts, or equivalent, together with evidence of professional standing as an arts practitioner.

Applicants are advised to also note the following:

  • 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.

  • Submission of a satisfactory preliminary research proposal, as determined by the Higher Degrees Review and Admissions Committee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30240 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30240 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    23920 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23920 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • External/Online AUD 30240


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Doctor of Creative Arts
University of Southern Queensland


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