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DCA9000 Research Methods in Creative Arts Practice

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 16 May 2022


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: DCAR or DPHD


This course offers students advanced knowledge in creative arts research through an application of research methods to a specific discipline, or cross-disciplinary field. The course enhances students' own work and their original contributions to the creative arts by providing them with the capacity to critically position their practice-led research within local, national and international contexts. Through this approach, the course provides students with the advanced research skills needed in order to generate and present original creative arts research at the highest theoretical and practical levels.

The course builds upon the Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours (or equivalent) and the Masters of Arts, as students gain an advanced understanding of creative arts research methods that can be critically applied to developing a substantial body of original creative work and an exegesis. The purpose of this course is for students to gain expertise in critical evaluation, analysis and reflection in practice-led research methodologies in order to enhance the quality of their original contributions to creative arts research. This course addresses a diverse range of creative arts research methods within historical, theoretical, cultural, ethical and contemporary practice contexts. The key learning outcome is an understanding of the scope of practice-led research from local to international contexts, and its application to individual creative work.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 16 May 2022