Gain expertise in a specialised area of creativity
Pursue an advanced research project in an area of drama, screen, digital media, or creative writing and engage in innovative creative practices that expand our experience and knowledge of the cultural and social world.
Why undertake a PhD in Creative and Performing Arts
A PhD gained in Creative or Performing Arts at Flinders provides a wide range of skills valued in all types of organisations and careers. It will enhance your creative practice, analytical and communication skills, provide you with skills to quickly learn new concepts and adapt to change, and enhance your time management, organisation and resilience skills.
A PhD is a stepping stone to a career as an artist, a professional researcher in the public sector, think tanks, charities, universities, and private corporations. Individuals with PhDs in creative or performing arts are highly sought after for various professions in public and private organisations and have found roles in writing, the public service, consulting, advising, teaching and publishing.
Flinders Creative and Performing Arts academic staff include several award-winning writers, and are recognised as leaders in their fields both in Australia and globally for their theoretical and practice-led research. Our academic supervisors draw on their extensive knowledge and exciting research in the areas of creative writing, theatre production, drama and screen critical studies.
|Dr Ali Gumillya Baker||Indigenous art theory and criticism, Indigenous histories and colonialism, memory, visual sovereignty, visual and performance art, cultural studies|
|Dr Lisa Bennett||Novel writing, fiction writing, speculative fiction, contemporary Australian genre fiction, myths and mythology, and Vikings in history, literature and popular culture|
|Associate Professor Julia Erhart||Women screen practitioners, LGBTQ+ self-representation, documentary and factual media (including documentary duration and the documentary ‘event’), cinema memory and the archive, Australian media, media ethics|
|Dr Nicholas Godfrey||Hollywood cinema, film aesthetics, film distribution, Australian cinema, Asian cinema|
|Dr Natalie Harkin||Decolonising state archives, and engaging archival-poetic methods to research and document Aboriginal women’s domestic service stories and labour histories in South Australia.|
|Dr Sean Williams||Speculative fiction in short and long forms|
|Dr Amy Matthews||Fiction writing (novels and short stories), genre fiction, historical fiction, holocaust representation, popular romance studies, film and television, literary theory|
|Dr Sarah Peters||Verbatim theatre, collaborative theatre making, playwriting, dramaturgy|
|Associate Professor Simone Tur||Cultural studies|
|Dr Alex Vickery-Howe||Political storytelling, intercultural storytelling, myth and fantasy, and emerging audiences.|
|Dr Tully Barnett||Interdisciplinary research into investigating ways of valuing art and culture beyond econometrics, and digitisation as a cultural practice.|
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