About The Symposium

Location: University of Melbourne Faculty of VCA and MCM, Melbourne Dates:  19th — 21st of March 2015 Download Symposium Program

The Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA) welcomes you to The Outstanding Field: Artistic Research Emerging from the Academy. The symposium, the first of its kind to foreground practice-led research, showcases some of the most outstanding practice-led PhD projects to have emerged out of Creative Arts programs in Australia and New Zealand over the last decade. The symposium represents a “coming of age” for the creative arts PhD and offers the opportunity to evaluate how we stand up as a research discipline in the broader research environment. It also addresses the thorny question as to the effect of recasting of art as research and whether the move into research higher degrees has put the “quality” of art at risk: Has the field been able to maintain the highest quality of art produced as it has taken a place at the table of the research? 


Symposium Program

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