Master of Creative Arts

Stream Arts
Course Type M.Phil
Duration 2 Years

The Master of Creative Arts is a 72-unit program comprising coursework, project and thesis components in creative writing, drama or screen production. The course is offered by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

Credit of up to 36 units may be granted on the basis of an approved Honours degree in the areas of creative writing, drama performance or screen production.

Admission requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution with major studies in creative writing, drama performance or screen production. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Course aims

The course aims to

  • provide a high quality postgraduate program in which actors, directors, producers and writers can enhance their creative and practical skills within a framework of academic study

  • fulfil the need for professional studies in creative writing, drama performance, and screen production at postgraduate level

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, graduates will have:

  • the advanced creative skills required by professional practitioners in the creative industries and have shown evidence of creativity by producing original work

  • demonstrated that they can produce original work to a high professional standard by completing research-based practical and/or creative projects in their chosen art form

  • high-level conceptual and interpretive skills necessary for producing and promoting original work and for solving complex problems as part of this process

  • advanced skills to analyse and critically evaluate complex ideas, to set and solve research problems

  • demonstrated that they can participate effectively in a creative team

  • demonstrated the ability to work within employment structures in their chosen field and identified and demonstrated the ability to pursue some of the employment opportunities available in the creative industries.


Related links

Course information page - Creative Writing

Course information page - Drama

Course information page - Screen Production