Master of Philosophy - Creative Arts (By Research)

University of Wollongong

The Master of Philosophy is a flexible course that provides a bridge towards doctoral level study. Candidates may pursue purely scholarly research or a combination of creative and scholarly research. The course is suited to experienced creative arts practitioners who wish to extend their practice within a scholarly context. It is also appropriate for applicants with an excellent undergraduate creative arts background who wish to extend their scholarly and/or creative skills.

Course Fee:

International: $53,184

Entry Requirements:

Advanced standing for the coursework component of the degree may be awarded to graduates with an Honours bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline at Class II, Division 1 or higher, or its equivalent, and be able to demonstrate evidence of high artistic attainment. Examples of high artistic attainment include publication or professional dissemination of work; grants, fellowships and prizes; critical acclaim; a track record of sustained high level professional activity; and various indicators relevant to the specific discipline. Students who do not have the appropriate qualifications may be admitted to the 72 credit points program.


24 credit points of coursework and a 72-credit points' thesis.

Subjects you can Study:

Creative writing; Graphic design; Journalism; Music; Theatre; Visual arts

Study Pathways:

Advanced standing for the coursework component of the degree may be awarded to graduates with an Honours bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline at Class II, Division 1 or higher, or its equivalent, who are able to demonstrate evidence of high artistic attainment.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00102E

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wollongong No info No Full time 2 years
Wollongong No info No Part time 4 years


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