for international applicants
should be aware that these higher degree programs are undertaken by research,
not by coursework. It is essential, therefore, that candidates have a capacity
for independent investigation of the proposed area of study. If you are primarily
interested in acquiring software or media production skills through a formal taught
course, then this is not a suitable program for you. Instead you are advised to
consider either AIM's coursework program, or the excellent TAFE courses offered
elsewhere within the School.
Applicants who have successfully completed
a Bachelor or Honours degree with distinction or higher in an appropriate discipline
and/or have extensive experience in the relevant industry may be considered for
MA candidature. Applications are evaluated on the prior academic performance of
the applicant, the quality and scope of the draft research proposal and its relevance
to the School's research agenda, and by an interview and portfolio of creative
are expected to have a solid body of relevant practical or professional experience
around which to frame their research topic.
Places are only offered on the basis of the School's capacity to provide appropriate
supervision and expertise.
must present a proposal based on original research which demonstrates competence
in bibliographic review, designing an investigation, gathering and analysing information,
evaluating evidence and synthesising, drawing conclusions, critical self appraisal
relative to the work of others, presenting information in a manner consistent
with publication in the relevant discipline and the ability to carry out supervised
research in the field.
research proposal is accredited individually according to its own unique aims
and objectives. The research may be undertaken either by thesis or by project
(e.g. publication to CD ROM, film, video or Web document, real-time environments,
an exhibition, installation, or other appropriate public presentation).
Research at this level usually builds upon knowledge and expertise acquired during
previous academic or professional endeavours. If you choose an area of research
in which you have had no prior experience, then you will need to factor into your
proposal a period of time to learn these skills, and more importantly, how you
intend to acquire the necessary knowledge, since the centre's program by definition,
does not offer formal instruction by coursework. Successful applicants will, of
course, become members of a research community which has a wealth of skills that
can be shared.
which enable the program to be completed within the appropriate time-frame, form
part of the applicant's proposal. If your proposal relies on moneys, resources
and equipment which cannot be provided by RMIT, you will have to propose how these
will be obtained.
your proposal will have to be of interest to the centre of Animation & Interactive
Media and of relevance to its research profile and expertise.
Your proposal should align with one of four of the School of Creative Media's main research areas <click here>
you have documented proof that such study has already been undertaken, a Research
Methods subject is a compulsory component of this program. These subjects are
available in Creative Media, Social Sciences, Computer Sciences, Fine Art, and
Media Arts. These subjects will help you find the appropriate methodology in order
to design a logical proposal for a well-structured research investigation.
applicants need to work on developing and refining their research proposal for
submission from the date of their enrollment. Full time students have 6 months,
and part time students 10 months in which to get their application for candidature
accredited by the School's Research Committee.
of Arts by Research
1.5 years minimum, 2 years maximum
Part-time: 3 years minimum, 4
Doctor of Philosophy
years minimum, 3 years maximum
Part-time: 4 years minimum, 6 years
Minimum weekly study hours: 40 hours full-time, 20 hours part-time.
certain circumstance periods of leave are allowed up to a maximum of one year.
is important that you choose a project or area of research which will maintain
your interest and enthusiasm for the duration of your studies. Feel free to discuss
your ideas with the staff. For
staff expertise <click here>