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Master of Arts (Performing Arts)

Course code J40

Primarily aimed at high-level practitioners from a wide cross-section of the arts community who wish to extend their independent capacity to operate in an increasingly multi-art form and technologically-based profession.

Students may be required to research, devise and produce new works of art, or develop new approaches to arts practice and/or its critical and social contexts and meaning (depending on the specific research project entailed). It is expected that any such arts practice will be a contemporary expression leading towards new insights in the selected field of study. The work will be exploratory, frequently based around emerging methodologies of arts research, leading usually to a performance, presentation, exhibition or publication of significance.

Specifically, the course aims to create opportunities for innovation and creativity in the arts; use the resources of the Academy to create leadership opportunities for people who can offer the arts informed direction, and identifiable and marketable skills, to advance the Australian cultural environment into the next decade; provide opportunities for people from diverse ethnic and creative arts backgrounds to synthesise disparate artistic skills to produce innovative and creative outcomes for the arts industry; and build upon and extend the traditions and conventions of the student's earlier training to create new knowledge for the arts.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

J40

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $25,000

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

J40

CRICOS code

074069M

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,000

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 1: Study part-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study part-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAP5115Arts Issues30
MAP5116Performing Arts Research Preparation30
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAP6200Masters Thesis

Students are required to continue to re-enrol in the thesis component of their study until the thesis is submitted for examination. All students are expected to have achieved confirmation of candidature by the end of this semester, at the latest.

Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAP6200Masters Thesis

Students may submit their thesis for examination at the end of this semester if they have achieved the required standard and scope for the degree.

Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAP6200Masters Thesis

J40|3

For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical, and creative skills to investigate complex ideas and concepts in the design, execution, and critical examination of research activities (AQF Masters Res: 3,4,5,6,10)
  2. Apply communication skills to analyse and disseminate research through disciplinary mediums (including artistic outputs where appropriate) in order to make a contribution to knowledge in a specific area of performing arts. (AQF Masters Res: 7,8,9)
  3. Demonstrate ethical accountability, as well as an awareness of cross-cultural sensitivities, global perspectives, and emergent issues or practices.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to integrate theoretical and technical knowledge in the advancement of conceptual understandings and creative practice, and to work both independently and collaboratively, as required.
  5. Reflect critically on a complex body of discipline knowledge, research principles, and methods to demonstrate mastery in a specific area of the performing arts. (AQF Masters Res: 1,2)
  6. Use high-level self-management skills to [plan and execute] a substantial piece of research. (AQF Masters Res: 11,12)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $25,000 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $31,000 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

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