What will I learn?

Take your next step as a creative professional.

Develop specific knowledge and skills about the emerging creative industries. This program challenges your intellectual capacities through critical, analytical, lateral and creative thinking.

You will research and complete the design, construction and presentation of original creative arts products and complete an accompanying exegesis. The exegesis will be a scholarly work that explains how your creative work contributes to knowledge and understanding in your creative tradition.

Choose from research options in following areas:

  • Creative writing
  • Art and digital design
  • Interactive technologies and games

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

During candidature you undertake research for, and complete, the design, construction and presentation of original creative arts products, and a written exegesis of between 15,000 and 20,000 words.

The exegesis must be a critical, scholarly and reflective articulation of the creative work produced for the degree, and must explain how that creative work relates to the development of knowledge and understanding in the creative tradition of which it is a part.

Which department am I in?

School of Business and Creative Industries

CRICOS

041913G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (US$ 20,693) per year
Estimated Total Tuition Fee: AUD $58,000
Start date

Scheduled dates throughout the year

Venue

USC Gympie Campus

71 Cartwright Road,

GYMPIE,

Queensland,

4570, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (US$ 20,693) per year
Estimated Total Tuition Fee: AUD $58,000
Start date

Scheduled dates throughout the year

Venue

University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive,

SIPPY DOWNS,

Queensland,

4556, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission, applicants are normally required to hold a bachelor degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II from a recognised higher education institution. Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree and have achieved by subsequent work and study a standard equivalent to at least Honours Class 2 Division II may also be considered. IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 54; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion.

For international students

To be eligible for admission to Master of Creative Arts candidature, applicants are normally required to hold a bachelor degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II from a recognised higher education institution.

Applicants who have completed a bachelor degree and have achieved by subsequent work and study a standard equivalent to at least Honours Class 2 Division II may also be considered.

In exceptional cases, applications may be considered on the basis of other evidence of general and professional qualifications as approved by the Research Degree Committee.

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 54; CAE/CPE - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion with a minimum grade of 70%; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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