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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Creative Arts

Supercharge your creative portfolio with a Master of Creative Arts at Deakin University.  

Explore and understand the ideas that shape the field and take your creative practice to the next level. Apply to study today.

The Master of Creative Arts provides students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a creative arts discipline, with advanced academic and professional skills in creative practice research and creative art production.

The program is aimed at future learners, creators, visionaries, citizens, practitioners, critics, programmers, policymakers, and curators with interdisciplinary tailored online, off-site, and face-to-face learning. Experiences are real-world-centered, respond to future debates and challenges in the creative arts. Seize your own dedicated space to formulate, develop, and deliver a dynamic critical practice-led project that engages with the productive uncertainty of creative pursuits. The program suits both professional and research careers.

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

Work experience

Elective units may provide the opportunity for Work Integrated Learning experiences.

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
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application 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 Master 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 that may be categorized from entrepreneurial, consulting, curatorial, through to art production within organizations such as museums and galleries, government (federal, state, and local), 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 careers as independent artists.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
  • Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission requirements

Applicants are required to have completed at least a bachelor's degree, or comparable, of an acceptable standard from an approved university or other educational institution. Some degrees may have additional entry requirements, which you can find on the course pages in this guide. Masters degrees by coursework that include a research stream may provide a possible pathway to Ph.D. candidature. 

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.

  • Course Code: 083981D
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 65200 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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