YES YOU CAN
Artists, writers and 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 residencies 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 40,000 words—actively contributes to the creative work itself.
The Summer Academy (Certificate) For a creative surge seasoned artists, curators, writers and other creative researchers attend the Academy to join graduate and doctoral researchers in 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.
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.
WHICH DOCTORAL DEGREE SUITS YOUR CREATIVE PRACTICE AND PROCESSES OF WORKING?
The Doctor of Creative Art (DCA) is a partially taught programme where 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 culminate in the submission and evaluation of your creative research as a public exhibition/dissemination of new work + thesis/exegesis in a form/format that best articulates and reflects your work and ideas.