YES YOU CAN
Artists, writers and ALL other creative researchers can have the same level of recognition, respect and resources as those at the highest levels in other fields.
Choose the program/s that work the way you do to enhance and advance your creative practice. Participate in the international INTENSIVES and events that interest you.
The Doctor of Creative Arts (DCA) is an advanced form of the MFA (minimum ten years experience) where you develop a new project or body of work. Your written research is guided through cumulative stages in which a critical reflection—50+ page process report or analysis of your own practice—will emerge.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is for artists and other creative researchers with a specific research project or question/s they want to examine in order to further develop their work. Led by your research question/s it is a combination of your praxis and reflection where your writing—a thesis of approximately 130 pages—actively contributes to the creative work itself.
The Academy (Certificate) For a creative surge seasoned artists, curators, writers and other creative researchers attend the Academy for workshops, lectures and talks, critiques, exhibitions, screenings, symposia, excursions and other events. Revitalize your practice, gain fresh perspectives, experiment in a supportive and challenging environment, and/or striking out in new directions. Expand your community internationally.
The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a 1–2 year exploration and honing of your praxis, culminating in a master’s studies project with a 20-page process report or thesis, dialogue presentation and new body of work in any relevant form. Note: no new applicants will be accepted into the current PU/TT version of this program. (No current admissions).
WHICH PROGRAM SUITS YOUR CREATIVE PRACTICE AND PROCESSES OF WORKING?
In the Doctor of Creative Art (DCA) your written research is guided through cumulative stages in which an exegesis—approximately 15,000-30,000 words of critical reflection and/or interpretive analysis of your own practice—will emerge.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is for artists with a specific research project or question/s they want to examine in order to develop their work. Led by your research question/s it is a combination of your praxis and thinking, where your writing—a thesis of approximately 40,000 words—actively contributes to the creative work itself, functioning as an integral part of the overall research.
Both the DCA and PhD culminate in the submission and evaluation of your creative research as a public dissemination of new work + thesis/exegesis in a form/format that best articulates and reflects your work and ideas. With both these creative research doctoral programmes your creative work is the research itself together with a written component informing your research.