Doctor of Philosophy - Victorian College of the Arts

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Doctor of Philosophy at the VCA is a program of independent creative arts research, for which both traditional and practice-led PhD research modes are offered. It involves a substantial piece of original and independent research, pursued under the guidance of supervisors. The normal length of a doctoral thesis is 80,000 - 100,000 words. In this degree, a PhD thesis may take the form of performance and/or corpus of creative work, plus a dissertation of 40,000 - 50,000 words which aims to address, elucidate and contextualise the work. The creative work may be in the form of, performance exhibition writing (poetry, fiction, script or other literary forms), film, video, multimedia, CD Rom or other new media technologies and modes of presentation.

Structure

300 credit points.

Subjects

  • Research Methods 1

Standard entry requirements

  • A four-year bachelors degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and have achieved a minimum weighted average of 75% in the final year subjects or (University of Melbourne) equivalent (for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), a minimum weighted average of 80% in the final year subjects or (University of Melbourne) equivalent)
  • Or a masters degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and achieved a minimum weighted average of 75% or (University of Melbourne) equivalent
  • (for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), a minimum weighted average of 80% or University of Melbourne equivalent)
  • Or a qualification and professional experience considered to be equivalent
  • And a research proposal
  • Referee reports (except for applicants who have graduated from the University of Melbourne within the last five years)
  • And the endorsement of a prospective supervisor

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Southbank International: $98,157 No information available Yes No information available

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