Sydney College of the Arts: Research Environment
Research is central to creative life at SCA. All our activities at the College - learning, teaching, art-production, curating, theoretical writing and industry-aligned partnerships - are based on the conviction that vital knowledge is generated when creative experiments are galvanised by analytical scholarship. We focus on the cultures and industries directly aligned to the creative arts, and we also form investigative partnerships with government policy-makers, designers and science and technology researchers.
SCA is a world leader in creative arts research. In the Australian Government's most recent assessment of research excellence, SCA received the highest possible evaluation as a global standard-setter in Creative Arts Research.
Staff and postgraduate students at SCA are renowned for practice-led research. Our creative and scholarly works are exhibited and published in esteemed venues, journals, monographs and media outlets around the world.
Within this dynamic culture, SCA Graduate School offers Research Degrees at Masters and Doctoral level. The Graduate School fosters a stimulating community where our staff, students and partners share discoveries in regular forums, exhibitions, symposia and conferences; in the wider SCA we engage in research clusters and reading groups that lead to funded research projects, such as CAMRA and the Spatial Aesthetics project.
SCA research clusters include groups investigating:
New forms of curatorial practice;
Innovative aesthetic uses of public space;
Self-taught and outsider art;
Narrative cognition in emergent situations;
Innovative uses of the moving image in contemporary art;
Aesthetic considerations in the manufacture of art objects
For enquiries relating to research partnerships, contact: document.write SCA Research
For enquiries relating to postgraduate research degrees, contact: SCA Graduate School