School of Creative Arts Research
Doctor of Philosophy (Phd)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program including Thesis by Creative Work
The PhD can offer a traditional thesis-based model centred on theorising a central premise to lead to new knowledge and unique contributions to the field and is approximately 80,000 words long.
For Creative Arts, the PhD Program can include a Thesis by Creative Work that ranges from 30,000 words to a 50,000-words. This means that a PhD’s creative component will demonstrate a weighting between 70%-50% of the doctoral study. If the creative weighting is 50% or higher than the exegesis, the research project constitutes a practice-led PhD. The combination of theory and practice within a PhD Program aims to lead to new knowledge in the field and should demonstrate innovation and originality. Collaboration, performativity, and studio-oriented emphasis can all be interrogated, and you will work with your supervisors to undertake a thorough methodological approach that can link the theory with practice.