Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Creative practice and communication and design

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand and International

Application dates

Applications open
1 July 2022
Applications close
31 October 2022

What you'll receive

You'll receive a living stipend scholarship of $7,500 per annum for two years.

This amount is tax free for full time students.


To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the entry requirements for a Master of Philosophy at QUT.

You must also:

  • have recently completed an undergraduate degree from QUT in a cognate discipline within the creative industries from either:
    • creative practice (animation)
    • creative practice (film and screen)
  • have a GPA of 5.0 or above
  • be able to take up the scholarship and begin full-time study preferably in February 2023, but before the end of July 2023
  • develop a research proposal that responds to and aligns with the emerging field of Virtual Production in the context of screen media. Specifically, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and a passion for the convergence of digital animation, game design and filmmaking
  • demonstrate excellent capacity and potential for research
  • create an original creative work.

How to apply

Interested applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for consideration prior to applying for this scholarship, following QUT's research degree application process.

Indicate that you're applying for this scholarship in your application in the financial details section of the application form at question 2.

What happens next?

We'll contact the successful applicant directly. Direct any queries regarding this scholarship to the Graduate Research Centre at


The scholarship will be governed by the QUTPRA rules.

About the scholarship

The Puttick Scholarship for Virtual Production and Immersive Media is named in honour of John and Gerri Puttick, whose generous philanthropic support enables digital dividends supporting the objectives of the QUT School of Creative Practice in research in innovative creative content.

The School of Creative Practice is committed to a research strategy to:

  1. lead research in emerging and immersive technologies relevant to the screen and stage industries
  2. produce highly skilled research graduates, who have the knowledge and skill sets required to conduct complex research, and innovative creative practice
  3. build a stronger focus on researchers within the University through dedicating ongoing resources to targeted research capacity building and productivity.

The scholarship is a special category for high quality Master of Philosophy (MPhil) applicants of screen media (including the BFA and BCI) in the Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice.

As the scholarship recipient, you will have the opportunity to work with leading researchers in the School of Creative Practice to undertake your own innovative research, and to gain an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification.

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