Research

Doctor of Philosophy - Victorian College of the Arts

4 years full time (part-time study options available)
Southbank campus
Available to Domestic and International students
Course CRICOS code: 059249K

The PhD involves a substantial piece of original and independent research, which is conducted under expert academic supervision and in a research environment. The PhD at the VCA is a program of independent creative arts research, for which both traditional and practice-led PhD research modes are offered. The PhD involves a substantial piece of original and independent research, pursued under the guidance of one or more supervisors. A “traditional” doctoral thesis takes the form of a written dissertation of approximately 80,000-100,000 words. In the creative arts, a PhD thesis may take the form of performance and/or corpus of creative work, plus a dissertation of 40,000 words which aims to address, elucidate and contextualise the work.


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Fees

This course is supported by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP). Under the RTP, domestic students are exempt from tuition fees for the normal duration of the course. This exemption is valid for up to four years for students enrolled in a doctoral program and up to two years for a research master’s degree. More details on RTP and other fees you may need to pay.

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