Edith Cowan University ECU

Master of Arts (Performing Arts)

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Primarily aimed at high-level researchers, critics and practitioners from a wide cross-section of the arts community who wish to extend their independent capacity to operate in an increasingly multi-art form and technologically-based profession. Students may be required to research, devise and produce new works of art, or develop new approaches to arts practice and/or its critical and social contexts and meaning (depending on the specific research project entailed). It is expected that any such arts practice will be a contemporary expression leading towards new insights in the selected field of study. The work will be exploratory, frequently based around emerging methodologies of arts research, leading usually to a performance, presentation, exhibition or publication of significance. Specifically, the course aims to create opportunities for innovation and creativity in the arts, use the resources of the Academy to create leadership opportunities for people who can offer the arts informed direction, and identifiable and marketable skills, to advance the Australian cultural environment into the next decade, provide opportunities for people from diverse ethnic and creative arts backgrounds to synthesize disparate artistic skills to produce innovative and creative outcomes for the arts industry, and build upon and extend the traditions and conventions of the students earlier training to create new knowledge for the arts.


Total Credit Points 60


  • MAP5115 Arts Issues
  • MAP5116 Performing Arts Research Preparation
  • MAP6200 Masters Thesis
  • MAP6200 Masters Thesis
  • MAP6200 Masters Thesis

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Lawley Domestic: $60,700
International: $75,200
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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