Curtin University

Master of Arts

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.This course enables students to develop advanced skills and understandings of contemporary practices in their chosen major while developing their critical, creative and analytical capacities through interdisciplinary engagement with other fields of media, creative arts and social inquiry. Students will develop specialist practical and professional skills orientated towards a career or creative engagement in fields of their chosen major. They will also gain analytical, collaborative and problem-solving skills through the critically informed practice of designing, planning and producing a major project in the form of a creative production, portfolio work, report or thesis. The course also provides opportunities for students to take internships in their respective fields and to demonstrate qualification for entry to Curtin University’s PhD program.


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • Specifically, this postgraduate coursework program contains a range of majors for students to choose from. In the first semester of the program, full-time students take three units in their chosen major and one core interdisciplinary unit that introduces methodological approaches to arts research projects. In the second semester, students take another three units in their chosen major and a core interdisciplinary unit in which they design and plan a feasible major project to be completed in their second year of study. This project is completed in one semester in the Professional or Creative Project unit or, with staff endorsement, over two semesters in the Advanced Discipline Project units, which combined with successful completion of the Advanced Critical Reflection unit, provide a potential pathway to PhD entry at Curtin University. In the second year of the course, students will take additional units from their major and may practice skills from their major in an internship with an external organisation.

Standard entry requirements

Specifically, applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in their admitted major will be required to complete the full two years of the course (full-time equivalent), while those with an undergraduate degree in their chosen major may be approved to complete this program in one and a half years (full-time equivalent).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth Domestic: $40,180
International: $65,575
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 2 years

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