Research through creative practice is central to the graduate programs of the School of Performing Arts, where we seek to nurture creative excellence and innovation. The Production specialisation of the MFA invites students to engage in research projects which develop relevant aspects of performance practice, and that illuminate or expand the medium in some way.
Research projects may be based in various practice and design specialisations and other relevant areas of performing arts practice. Projects may involve research by means of the candidate’s own practice in the performing arts and a written dissertation, however some projects may consist of a dissertation only. While the nature of the practice may vary considerably from project to project, MFA practice-based projects will develop and demonstrate exemplary research skills. The onus is on the candidate is to ensure that their practice constitutes research, and that the research focus can be consciously articulated in written form.
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