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Overview

  • This course is for experienced practitioners, leaders in their field
  • Explore artistic and design practice in a range of settings, or consider creative enterprise and related tertiary teaching
  • Experience engaging workshops with online materials and support including the conceptual tools required for analysis and reflection on practice
  • Design, implement and evaluate industry based research projects
  • Make invaluable industry connections and be part of a dynamic research community
  • The Creative Industries Faculty is a national leader in advancing practice-led research.
QUT course code KK59
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2018 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact
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CRICOS code 069963A

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Details

The Doctor of Creative Industries (DCI), QUT’s dynamic professional doctorate, is nestled in the nexus of industry and research. It is the course for experienced practitioners, leaders in their field, looking to gain informed insight and expand their knowledge of the critical and conceptual tools necessary to make innovative contributions to their industry.

Coursework combines advanced critical reflection with real world projects across in-depth doctoral-level research. As a candidate you will pursue higher degree academic research with the support of your peers and the guidance of a supervisory team that includes academic and industry mentors.

Each year the course attracts highly skilled, experienced, professionals from diverse creative backgrounds. Dancers, artists, teachers, entrepreneurs, architects, journalists, publishers, designers, amongst others, find themselves working together in a community of practice. This cohort-based approach encourages and develops an ongoing critical dialogue between your research and professional practice.

Why choose this course?

The DCI is a course for the curious, for those who seek to understand their practice and their field in much greater depth across a sustained investigation. You will underpin your industry leading practice with advanced analytical, conceptual and creative skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • artistic and design practice;
  • related professional work in a range of government and corporate settings;
  • creative enterprise and innovation;
  • tertiary creative industries teaching practices.

Flexible delivery

Designed with you and your busy schedule in mind, the DCI is delivered across a small number of intensives augmented with online materials and support across a cohort based model. You won’t feel like you’re working on your own, and places are limited, so your work is richer.

Career outcomes

This course facilitates a nuanced and refined understanding of practice, enabling highly-skilled, leading artistic and design practitioners, and those engaged in creative enterprise or teaching in the creative industries, to break new ground and lead their field in innovative thinking.

Units

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The program’s supportive structure is designed for candidates to progressively accumulate new knowledge and critical tools that will enhance their practice via two year-long research projects, combined with coursework to support and frame the development of the projects.

To cater for candidates who seek to maintain a commitment to their industry responsibilities as well as to their research studies, the coursework is delivered through a series of short, intensive weekend modules and sustained online support.

By also offering elective choices from a wide range of postgraduate units, the DCI gives candidates the opportunity to tailor their course to achieve individual professional goals.

The two projects require candidates to employ advanced research strategies and applied reflective approaches in focusing on an element of their industry practice.

Through the DCI program candidates refine their professional practitioner expertise while acquiring doctoral research skills.

Areas of study available in the Doctor of Creative Industries include:

  • creative practice: including the discipline areas performing and visual arts, creative writing, animation
  • design practice: including the discipline areas architecture, industrial, interior, fashion and interaction design
  • communication: including the discipline areas journalism, media, film and television
  • innovation in professional practice in a range of government, corporate or business settings
  • creative enterprise practice
  • policy / cultural development and facilitation
  • pedagogical practice, predominantly in tertiary settings.
     

Entry requirements

• a relevant four-year bachelor degree with first-or second-class division A honours, or
• an appropriate masters degree, and
• two years of practice at an advanced level in a position of responsibility in the creative industries.

Alternative entry for outstanding leaders in creative industries:

• a minimum of five years practice at an executive level and currently in a position of influence in the creative industries, and
• an extensive track record of executive achievement in the workplace or in professional practice.
 

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2018: $23100 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, your tuition fees are normally covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset (Domestic), as long as you complete your degree within the program's set timeframes. You'll have to pay tuition fees if you exceed the time limits under the RTP.

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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How to apply for Doctor of Creative Industries

You apply directly to QUT for all our research degrees.

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You're ready if you have:

  1. Looked at our research areas
  2. Selected your degree
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked if you're eligible for a scholarship
  5. Agreed on a supervisor with your faculty
  6. Discussed your options and developed your topic
  7. Written your research proposal
  8. Gathered your supporting documents

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