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Doctor of Philosophy

Visual and Performing Arts
This Doctor of Philosophy course sees candidates working with a Principal Supervisor, appointed by the Research Higher Degrees Sub Committee, with the approval of the School.A minimum of three years and a maximum of four years (full-time equivalent), this degree is awarded on the basis of an externally examined thesis of no less than 20,000 words, plus a studio portfolio examined by exhibition.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - Camp St
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Camp St
Semester 1
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Semester 2
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Other intakes
Anytime during the year
View all semester start dates
Length
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

This Doctor of Philosophy course sees candidates working with a Principal Supervisor, appointed by the Research Higher Degrees Sub Committee, with the approval of the School.

A minimum of three years and a maximum of four years (full-time equivalent), this degree is awarded on the basis of an externally examined thesis of no less than 20,000 words, plus a studio portfolio examined by exhibition.

Career opportunities are available within the Visual Arts industry sector as professionals in the chosen field of expertise. Additionally, related fields such as public and commercial gallery curating, teaching and arts administration may also be available.

A PhD is a transferrable qualification that has application (depending on the nature of the research) to government, industry, commerce and independent research centre employment.

 

HDR candidates are expected to commit at least 38 hours per week for full time or 19 hours per week for part-time, of study and research, on average over the life of their degree.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

To be eligible for admission as a Candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy a person must:

  • have graduated with or qualified for a Masters degree that included a dissertation demonstrating the ability to undertake research at PhD level; or
  • have graduated with or qualified for a four year Honours Bachelor degree, or Degree with Honours at first class or second class, upper division, honours, that included a dissertation demonstrating the ability to undertake research at PhD level; or
  • have been enrolled for a Masters degree by research and have completed research which is assessed by the academic Board as demonstrating the capacity to undertake research at PhD level; or
  • hold qualifications and/or have demonstrated skills, experience, research, or publications which are assessed by the Academic Board as being at least equivalent to or as a satisfactory substitute for any of the qualifications prescribed above.

English language requirement

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0; or equivalent

Extra requirements

All applicants must attend an interview to present and discuss their research proposal and submit a portfolio of recently undertaken artworks for scrutiny by the interview panel.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: AU0

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Full Fee-paying Place

$22,680 tuition fee

If you're offered a Full Fee-Paying place, your fees are not subsidised by the Australian Government, and you contribute the full cost of your course.  Tuition fees are based on the course annual fee for 1 EFTSL (120 credit points).  For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) courses, the certificate fee is displayed. 

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and the indicative amount should be used as a guide only. It is based on a typical enrolment for a student undertaking the first year of study in this course.  Total cost will vary depending on your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved credit you receive. 

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Fee assistance

Domestic students undertaking a higher degree by research may be eligible to receive a Research Training Program (RTP) funded place.

Scholarships

Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection.  You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per unit, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

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The commencement of all courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Graduate Research School

Course coordinator

Carole Wilson