Our researchers in creative arts and writing combine skills and methodologies in creative arts research with more traditional humanities and social science research, including narrative and ethnographic research, and textual and archival research.

Research programs

Our main research programs focus on:

  • creative writing (fiction, poetry, plays, memoir, autobiography, creative non-fiction)
  • visual arts (video, performance, installation)
  • journalism (print, online)
  • media arts (film, television, radio and digital media)

Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates expertise from:

Research partnerships

Our research partnerships include collaborations with:

  • SBS Television
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
  • Baryshnikov Art Centre (NY)
  • Malthouse Theatre

Graduate research opportunities

We welcome applications from prospective research students wanting to undertake a PhD or Masters by Research in creative arts and writing.

In most cases research in this area leads to the production of creative work with an accompanying analytical written component or exegesis (Thesis by Creative Project).

For further information about becoming a graduate researcher or guidance about possible project areas and supervisors, please contact Professor Tarquam Mckenna.

Research Scholarships

Scholarships may be available for research in this area. For further information on current research scholarships for local and international students, visit scholarships for research students, or externally funded scholarships.