Doctor of Creative Arts

University of Wollongong
New South Wales, Australia
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
3 years
February July
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 73,736
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 77,463

Entry Requirements

  • An Honours Bachelor degree of at least 4 years' duration in an appropriate discipline at Class II, Division 1, or higher (or its equivalent) and demonstrated 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.
  • In some circumstances, students may be required to commence their enrollment in the Master of Philosophy and seek transfer to the DCA when, and if, they achieve a suitable standard.

English Requirements

  • IELTS Academic: Overall Score of 7.0 (Reading: 6.5, Writing: 6.5, Listening: 6.5, Speaking: 6.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): Overall Score of 100 (Reading: 20, Writing: 20, Listening: 20, Speaking: 20)
  • UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Distinction (weighted average mark of 75)


Graphic Design

  • Print and Publication Design
  • Web, Interactive Multimedia and Motion Design
  • Graphic Design and New Media Theory

Media Arts

  • Photography, Film, Video and Animation
  • Software and Electronic Art
  • Contemporary Media and New Media Theory

Visual Arts

  • 2D and 3D Studio Practice [photography, printmaking, textiles, painting and sculpture]
  • Art History and Contemporary Theory [focussing particularly on issues of creative practice]
  • Curatorial Theory and Practice

Creative Writing

  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Script Writing (film, television, theatre)
  • Theories of Writing


  • Composition
  • Digital and New Music
  • Tuning Systems


  • Performance
  • Dramaturgy and Performance Studies
  • Direction

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