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VPA706 Creative Arts Practice Research Project (96)


This is the major subject of the Doctor of Visual and Performing arts course, in which students will research their chosen topic through in-depth creative practical work. It is expected that students will create a major exhibition, performance, production or other practical project, though it is also possible to undertake research leading to a dissertation. The project will be approached sequentially and accompanied by a portfolio that includes planning documentation, a reflective journal, and other supportive material.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Four sessionsHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment restrictions

Available only to students enrolled in the Doctor of Visual and Performing Arts

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
demonstrate their understanding of what is meant by creative arts practice as research;
research an issue through creative arts practice;
conceive a major creative arts project in an approved field of arts practice;
plan a major body of work;
complete a major body of work;
manage its mounting, staging or other form of presentation;
document its development;
present a portfolio of doctoral standard that documents the progress of the project from conception to conclusion; and
critically reflect on their own work with other people.


The subject will cover the following topics:
-creative arts practice as research; -topic or research question choice; -planning major art practice projects; -managing the project; -mounting the exhibition, performance, production or other form of project; -documenting and journalising major creative arts practice projects.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.