Creative Practice MA & PhD Programs & Launch Event and Symposium June 20-21


The School of Arts and Social Sciences is holding a public launch event and symposium to highlight the vitality and importance of Creative Practice Research and Creative Practice Research Degree study at Southern Cross University.

One June 20th, as part of the TEK* Art and Technology Symposium, there will be a public launch event with a keynote address by chef, writer and PhD student Jim Hearn, author of High Season: A Memoir of Heroin and Hospitality. Then on June 21st, there will be a symposium exploring different ways of relating creative arts practice to research processes and scholarly enquiry. Both events are free and open to the public.

Anyone interested in undertaking a creative practice Masters or PhD is encouraged to attend one or both of these events. These programs are aimed at artists, writers, filmmakers, scholars and creative industry professionals looking to take their work into a new area, explore a new process or approach to art-making, or enquire into some aspect of their work that needs the structure and discipline of higher degree study.

Th School of Arts and Social Sciences has run creative Masters and PhD programs for many years, and graduates of these creative programs have gone on to incredible things in publishing, performance, exhibition and academia, so with this launch and symposium the School is signalling its focus and dedication to Creative Practice Research, and celebrating the diversity and innovation in arts practice that Masters and PhD study in these areas can produce.

Launch Event
When: 5.30pm-7pm, Thursday June 20
Where: Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex, Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay (presented as part of the TEK* art and technology symposium).


When: 9am – 12.30pm, Friday June 21
Where: ZEST Function room, SCU Lismore Campus, Military Road, Lismore.
RSVP to: Celine Debellis, 6620 3997,