Doctor of Philosophy - Victorian College of the Arts

Course 475-AA (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Postgraduate CoordinatorStudent and Academic ServicesFaculty of the Victorian College of the Arts
Course Overview: The degree of Doctor of Philosophy signifies a substantial piece of original research which has been conducted and reported by the holder under proper academic supervision and in a research environment for a prescribed period. In the creative arts field, a PhD thesis may take the form of performance and/or corpus of creative work plus a dissertation which aims to address, elucidate and contextualise the work.

The PhD is taught within the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts but is administered by the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Melbourne. Further information and forms are available at: . Initial contact should be made through the VCA Graduate School by calling +61 3 9685 9466 or by emailing .

Objectives: The creative work may take the form of performance, exhibition, writing (poetry, fiction, script or other written literary forms), film, video, design multimedia, CD Rom or other New Media technologies and modes of presentaton. The creative work and dissertation will be examined as an integrated whole.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None

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