Master of Creative Arts (By Research)

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Develop specific knowledge and skills about the emerging creative industries. This program will challenge intellectual capacities through critical, analytical, lateral and creative thinking. Students will research and complete the design, construction and presentation of original creative arts products and complete an accompanying exegesis. The exegesis will be a scholarly work that explains how their creative work contributes to knowledge and understanding own creative tradition.

Course Fee:

Australian: $44,000
International: $54,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree with at least second class honours division II; or equivalent study and experience. In exceptional cases, applications may be considered on the basis of other evidence of general and professional qualifications as approved by the Research Degree Committee. English language requirements apply for international students.


Students undertake research for, and complete, the design, construction and presentation of original creative arts products, and a written exegesis of between 15,000 and 20,000 words. The exegesis must be a critical, scholarly and reflective articulation of the creative work produced for the degree, and must explain how that creative work relates to the development of knowledge and understanding in the creative tradition of which it is a part.

Subjects you can Study:

Creative writing; Art and digital design; Interactive technologies and games

Who for:

Undergraduates from related fields or those seeking to change focus

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01595D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Full time 2 years
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Part time 4 years
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Provider CRICOS: 01595D

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