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Higher Degree Research

The Centre supports a comprehensive mentoring and research development program for research students. Candidates can enrol in a research masters or PhD in digital media, creative writing, or cultural heritage/cultural studies topics. Students who are members of the Centre are expected to participate actively in its activities: including professional and career planning workshops, professional and research seminars, reading and writing groups, and special events.

For those candidates whose work has a strong creative focus, it is possible to produce a thesis that combines creative and scholarly artefacts (e.g, a novel, poetry collection, exhibition, curatorial project or digital art project, presented for examination in association with an extended critical essay). All staff in the creative disciplines are qualified to supervise both creative and conventional research candidates.

Once accepted into the Faculty of Arts & Design HDR program students can become a member of the CCCR.

For general enquiries about the Faculty of Arts & Design HDR program please contact Debra Hippisley, email:

Current CCCR HDR Members


CCCR PhD researchers talk about their topics, why they came to UC, and their experience.

Shane Strange, PhD candidate, creative writing

Macarena de la vega de Leon, PhD candidate, architecture

Owen Bullock, PhD graduate 2017, creative writing

Louise Curham, PhD candidate, creative practice

Dr Niloofar Fanaiyan, PhD graduate 2016, creative writing