2021 Start Year Intake
Applications open 3 August 2020
Applications close 31 October 2020
How do I apply?
Before applying, all applicants are encouraged to submit an enquiry in order to obtain a Master of Creative Arts Therapy information sheet.
There are three components to each application. Applicants must complete components 1 and 2 by the application closing date.
If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, you may like to contact our Faculty’s Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development before proceeding. They can assist you with your application and provide you with additional information about your study options.
Submit a direct application via the University's application portal
Upload a CV, portfolio of artistic practice, written statement and the names of three referees via the supplementary application form
Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview as the final component of the application process. For more information please visit Auditions and Interviews
CV / Relevant Work Experience
A short CV is required to demonstrate any relevant work and academic experience. If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree, please include a transcript as well as a CV outlining your qualifications. You may also like to include information on any publications, academic achievements, awards and honours, and special accomplishments.
Work experience is an equally important component of your two-page CV. Please explain any relevant experience you have related to your modality (either dance or drama) whether that is as a performer or creator, informal, community, education or other fields. You may include an explanation of any unusual aspects of your career path, as well as leadership responsibilities.
Portfolio of Artistic Practice
Evidence of your ability in your art form of dance or drama is also required, in the form of a video and other documentary evidence. Video materials are required to be uploaded via the supplementary application.
You can choose between:
1. a brief video recording of yourself (no more than three minutes) in which you use improvised movement (dance movement) or improved performance (drama) to introduce yourself. This is an opportunity to demonstrate your capacity to utilise creative and embodied processes.
2. a video (up to 10 minutes) of documentation of yourself in one or more performances. This is an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and experience as a dancer or actor.
Evidence of your ability to write academic essays can be provided either through the submission of an assignment written in the last five years. If you do not have such an existing assignment, we request that you write a short piece (up to 500 words) offering a brief introduction of the professional practice of dance movement or drama therapy. The written proposal should be well structured and edited, and include at least five references to academic sources, and should demonstrate the use of either Harvard / APA or any other style guide for referencing.
Three referee's reports are required to be submitted on your behalf: one character reference, one academic reference, and one from a person who can attest to the applicant’s dance movement or dramatic ability. You will be required to enter the details of your referees and then request their response in support of you. Please check in with your referees and inform them to expect contact. Referees should have known the applicant for at least one year and be willing to fill out a short questionnaire.
Applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee payable via the supplementary application.
Please note that some domestic applicants may be eligible for a waiver of the supplementary application fee, if you are a Health Care Card holder or have special circumstances.
For persons who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, the supplementary application fee will be waived. Please contact the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development for assistance.
Other circumstances which could mean you’re eligible for a waiver of the supplementary application fee include disadvantaged financial background, i.e. as a category of Graduate Access Melbourne, the University of Melbourne's special entry and access scheme for domestic students.
If you believe you are eligible for a waiver of the supplementary application fee, please email email@example.com prior to submitting your supplementary application form, and include a scanned copy of the relevant documentation as evidence of your eligibility.
GRADUATE ACCESS MELBOURNE
Graduate Access Melbourne is the University of Melbourne's special entry and access scheme for domestic students.
It can help you gain a place in a degree even if your WAM (weighted average mark) is below the selection rank normally needed for an offer, however you still need to meet course prerequisites. You may be also eligible for guaranteed entry and there are Access Scholarships available also.
You can apply using one or more of these categories:
- Disadvantaged financial background
- From a rural or isolated area
- Under-represented school
- Difficult circumstances
- Disability or medical condition
- Non-English speaking background
- Recognition as an Indigenous Australian
- Mature-age consideration (Non-School leaver entry pathway)
Wondering if you are eligible for any of these categories? Each category has its own criteria, so before applying, check to see if you are eligible via the Graduate Access Melbourne page, as well as instructions on how to apply.
Before you apply
- Check the degree website
- Check the entry requirements and make sure you're eligible
- Ensure you meet the University’s English language requirements
- If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, you may like to contact our Faculty’s Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development before proceeding
- Submit a direct application via the University's application portal using course code MC-CAT
- Complete your supplementary application