About this course
1. In order to be considered for entry, applications must have completed either:
- an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (such as the performing arts, music, visual arts, film, dance and digital arts), or equivalent; or
- an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline (such as social sciences, architecture, landscape, computer science, cultural studies, applied sciences or international development fields), or equivalent; or
- an honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%) across the honours year; or
- at least six years of documented professional practice in the creative arts industry.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance or professional experience; and
- an artistic statement which may include written and visual elements; and
- an interview/observing practice (for short-listed applicants only).
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Note. Applicants with the following may be awarded up to 100 points of credit:
- an Honours degree in a relevant discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%) across the Honours year, or equivalent.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
Participants should possess and/or display potential to develop:
- Skills in the creative arts: performing arts, circus, graphic design, digital media arts, music, painting, sculpture, etc.
- Competencies in applying tools & techniques in imaginative play, lateral thinking, interpersonal & intrapersonal skills, social creativity, emotional & multiple intelligence methods
- Commitment to an intense praxis study model that encompasses research and practice
Behavioural and Social Attributes:
- Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment.
- Students must take full responsibility for their own participation and learning.
- Students also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative environments and must therefore demonstrate a wide range of interpersonal skills, which consider the needs of other students. Assessment will include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
- Students who have a disability which may prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/ Adjustments can be provided to minimise the impact of a disability; however, students will need to participate in the course in an independent manner.
Last updated: 13 August 2020