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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts

Study a Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts and develop your knowledge and skills in relation to your creative practice. Find out more about the course online and apply today.

The Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts provides students with advanced academic and professional skills in creative arts. The course enables students to understand and explore the social, political, and cultural contexts and history of ideas that inform contemporary approaches to the creative arts.

The Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts is available in any of the disciplines of Creative Arts: Visual Arts, Photography, Film and Television, Animation, Design, Dance or Drama.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Located in the heart of Geelong, the Geelong Waterfront Campus has spectacular views of the bay. Used as wool stores in the 19th century, this campus has been renovated to create an impressive, modern space that offers an inspiring study environment. The unique mix of old and new allows for engaging and creative spaces, and its central location means students can visit Geelong’s central business district between classes. In 2019 a new ferry travelling between Melbourne and Geelong was launched. The ferry offers a comfortable and convenient mode of transport. It docks a short walk from the Geelong Waterfront Campus. Train and bus services are also regularly available between Geelong and Melbourne.

Intakes

  • March

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Offer outcome
7 Days
Visa application outcome
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts will possess advanced or expert knowledge and skills to work in a range of industry contexts spanning the Creative Arts within diverse organizations (non-profit through to corporate).  Graduates will be able to undertake many roles which may be categorized from entrepreneurial, consulting, curatorial, through to art production within organizations such as museums and galleries, government (federal, state and local), and boutique arts companies and design organizations (as examples).

There are also many opportunities to be found in festivals, curatorial and community projects typically funded or auspices by government and philanthropic entities. Organizations are looking for graduates who have knowledge and skills developed in a learning environment enhanced by contemporary and up-to-date production facilities, equipment, and spaces (which Deakin provides). Graduates will also be well equipped to undertake independent artist careers.

PSW Opportunity

  • N/A

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission Requirements Specific Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor Degree in any discipline OR
  • a Graduate Certificate in any discipline OR
  • at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check, or another check.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.