Creative Arts support

The new Bachelor of Creative Arts hopes to foster outstanding creative talent – our future creative writers, musicians, art historians, designers, film directors, critics, composers, festival directors and more.

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The Faculty of Arts has established a new degree, bringing together courses based on creative practice and theoretical reflection. The degree links to the Sia Furler Institute for Music and Media and the JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice

Aimed at high-achieving students, the new degree incorporates a uniquely individual learning opportunity, where students will be challenged to develop their creativity by choosing their own learning experience.

The learning experience

During the degree, the students will identify an experience that expands or challenges their creativity. Examples of these experiences might include:

  • a masterclass with a recognised performer/thought leader
  • collaboration/mentorship with an international artist
  • gaining special and privileged access to a world-renowned collection, archive or documents
  • completing in situ research within a specific community
  • undertaking a creative arts residency or retreat.

It will be an enriching experience for the student, designed to give a head start in a very competitive arts sector.

What we are asking

The Faculty’s goal is to raise an endowment of $100,000 to help students participate in these experiences, by providing up to $5,000 per annum, in perpetuity. The selected students will receive support based on $4,000 for an international experience or $1,000 for a domestic experience.

Why support the arts?

As well as being declared a UNESCO City of Music in 2015, Adelaide (and South Australia) hosts world-class arts festivals such as the Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide, Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Guitar Festival and OzAsia.

By giving our students these bespoke learning opportunities and distinct career advantages, we can help maintain South Australia’s outstanding cultural reputation and continue its artistic promise.

Support us now

With your donation, this will be the stand-out degree for students hoping to become the talented artists of the future.

For further enquiries, please contact James Litt