We welcome all experienced film and television practitioners to join us in a challenging, rigorous program of research – where you can explore and extend your own theories of practice, and add value to the profession.
Film and Television Masters (by Research) degrees at the VCA are available to experienced practitioners who can show evidence of a capability to mount largely independent, university-based research. The program involves practice-based research and some degree of production.
You will work with one or two supervisors from our academic staff. Our selection of candidates depends on our ability to match applicant projects with our lecturer's’ areas of professional expertise.
All Film and Television research projects are unique, and submission items vary from candidate to candidate. However, they usually include a motion picture work, feature length script, or other significant online work of high professional standard; and a written dissertation contextualising and theorising the work (the length of this depends on the project).
For it to be successful, your final project must make an original scholarly and creative contribution to the discipline.
The PhD is taught within the Faculty of VCA and MCM but is administered by the Melbourne School of Graduate Research at the University of Melbourne.