Master of Philosophy - Creative Arts

University of Wollongong

The Master of Philosophy (Creative Arts) is a flexible course that provides a bridge towards doctoral level study and the opportunity for students to immerse themselves in a significant research project. 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. You may pursue purely scholarly research or a combination of creative and scholarly research. Research strengths in creative practice include Music, Theatre, Performance, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Digital Media and Design. Applications from all these disciplines are encouraged, as well as any projects working in interdisciplinary forms.

Course Fee:

International: $53,184

Entry Requirements:

Honours degree with 2nd class Division 2 or higher, coursework Masters with WAM 60+ or GPA of 2.8 out of 4. Higher Degree Research applicants must provide supporting material with their application.


24 credit points of coursework and a 72-credit point thesis. Advanced standing for the coursework component of the degree may be awarded, which will determine the appropriate entry point.

Subjects you can Study:

Creative arts

Study Pathways:

Advanced standing for the coursework component of the degree may be awarded, which will determine the appropriate entry point.

Accepts International Students:


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