Gain expertise in a specialised area of creativity
Choose from the areas of drama, screen, digital media, or creative writing and delve into innovative research through creative practice that expands our experience and knowledge of the cultural and social world.
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Why undertake a Master of Arts by Research in Creative and Performing Arts at Flinders?
Areas of research study include:
A Masters of Arts by Research gained in Creative and Performing Arts at Flinders equips you with 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 the ability to quickly learn new concepts and adapt to change, and enhance your time management, organisation and resilience skills..
A Masters of Arts by Research 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 a Masters of Arts by Research in Creative and 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, publishing and establishing a freelance creative career.
Assemblage is Flinders University’s research centre for artistic enquiry and art creation.
It is the meeting point of art and science, health, technology, engineering, industry and community. We embrace new technologies and ambitious collaborations to dissolve perceived barriers between art forms, disciplines and areas of research to uncover boundless possibilities.
Flinders Creative and Performing Arts academic staff include several award-winning writers and performers 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 Christopher Hurrell||Shakespeare, musical theatre, directing, dramaturgy, actor training|
|Dr Renato Musolino||Acting, Laban movement analysis, Stanislavski, psycho-physical acting methodologies|
|Dr Faye Blanch||Indigenous education, feminism, performance practice|
|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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