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Master of Arts Practice

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

The aim of this course is to afford the student the opportunity to direct their studies to a focused area for investigation and resolution, to critically analyse and reflect on their creative practice and research investigation in national and international contexts.

The Master of Arts Practice - with specialisations, replaces the Master of Visual and Performing Art, and may be undertaken full-time over one year, or part-time over two years; either by distance education, on campus or in mixed mode, i.e. the first year on campus and the second year by distance education, or vice versa.

The following specialisations are available:

  • Master of Arts Practice (Acting) MAPrac(Acting)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Advertising) MAPrac(Advert)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Circus and Physical Theatre) MAPrac(Circus&PhysTheatre)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Communication Design)MAPrac(CommDsgn)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Costume Design) MAPrac(CostumeDsgn)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Cultural Event Management) MAPrac(CultEventMgt)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Directing for Stage) MAPrac(Directing for Stage)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Drama and Theatre for Young People) MAPrac(Drama&TheatreYoungPeople)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Electronic Arts) MAPrac(ElectArts)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Illustration and Drawing) MAPrac(Illstrtn&Drwng)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Image, Sound and Text) MAPrac(ImageSnd&Text)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Installation Art) MAPrac(InstallationArt)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Jewellery Design and Production) MAPrac(JewelleryDsgn&Prod)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Lighting Design) MAPrac(LightingDsgn)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Online Writing) MAPrac(OnlineWrtg)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Performance) MAPrac(Perf)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Photomedia) MAPrac(Photom)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Publication Design) MAPrac(PublnDsgn)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Scriptwriting) MAPrac(Scriptwriting)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Set Design) MAPrac(SetDsgn)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Sound Production and Design) MAPrac(SndProdn&Dsgn)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Stage/Production Management) MAPrac(Stage/ProdnMgt)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Television and Screen Direction) MAPrac(TV&ScreenDir)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Television Post Production) MAPrac(TVPostProd)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Typography) MAPrac(Typog)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Visual Arts) MAPrac(VisArts)
  • Master of Arts Practice (Visual Effects)MAPrac(VisEffects)

It is a Commonwealth supported course which provides students the opportunity to undertake a supervised creative practice-based project in either; fine arts, performance, photography, theatre, television, sound, text, hybrid arts or new media, or any other creative discipline, which can be exhibited, published, produced, performed or presented; and a writing project, as part of which the student carries out contextual research in creative practices and critical reflection on the practice based project.

The specialisation with which the student graduates is dependent on the nature of the project.

Students may commence in either session.

Professionals teaching you

Students of the course are supervised and guided by lecturers from the School of Communication and Creative Industries experienced in their field.

Course structure

Master of Arts Practice (specialisations)

1 year full - time

VPA500 Master of Art Research Project and Seminar (64 points)

2 years part-time

VPA501 Master of Art Research Project and Seminar (64 points)

Enrolment pattern

Full-time

Session 1

VPA500 Master of Art Research Project and Seminar (commences)

Session 2

VPA500 Master of Art Research Project and Seminar (complete)

Part Time

Session 1

VPA501 Master of Art Research Project and Seminar (commences)

Session 2

VPA501 Master of Art Research Project and Seminar (continued)

Session 3

VPA501 Master of Art Research Project and Seminar (continued)

Session 4

VPA501 Master of Art Reserach Project and Seminar (completed)

At a glance

Study Mode

On campus; Distance education

Where

Bathurst; Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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