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ANZSRC review delivers new Field of Research codes for Creative Arts

After nearly 12 months of consultation and revision, the ARC has announced its revised ANZSRC. This classification, which is reviewed roughly every ten years, provides the framework for the measurement and analysis of R&D undertaken across research institutions in Australia and New Zealand. The previous ANZSRC contained longstanding problems for creative arts disciplines particularly within the field of research codes, most notably the conjoining of performing arts and creative writing into one code despite their distinctly different methodological approaches.

The DDCA, in consultation with discipline peak bodies and academic colleagues, took a leading role in the redesign of the new codes covering creative arts disciplines. Copies of DDCA’s submissions are available at: https://www.ddca.edu.au/advocacy

After a number of additional review and correction stages, the ARC released its revised coding this month. The new coding although not reflective of all DDCA’s recommendations, represents a much more contemporary and representative approach to research categorisation and assessment in the creative arts that will benefit our sector.

DDCA would like to thank everyone who contributed and especially the DDCA executive who played such a major role in this process.

The new field of research classification codes are as follows:

36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING
3601 Art history, theory and criticism
360101 Art criticism
360102 Art history
360103 Art theory
360104 Visual cultures
360199 Art history, theory and criticism not elsewhere classified
3602 Creative and professional writing
360201    
Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting)   
   
360202   
   
Digital writing   
360203    
Professional writing and journalism practice   
360204    
Site-based writing   
360205    
Technical writing   
360299    
Creative and professional writing not elsewhere classified   
   
3603   
   
Music   
   
360301   
   
Music cognition   
   
360302   
   
Music composition and improvisation   
   
360303   
   
Music education   
   
360304   
   
Music performance   
   
360305   
   
Music technology and recording   
   
360306   
   
Musicology and ethnomusicology   
   
360399   
   
Music not elsewhere classified   
   
3604   
   
Performing arts   
   
360401   
   
Applied theatre   
   
360402   
   
Dance and dance studies   
   
360403   
   
Drama, theatre and performance studies   
   
360499   
   
Performing arts not elsewhere classified    
   
3605   
   
Screen and digital media   
   
360501   
   
Cinema studies   
   
360502   
   
Computer gaming and animation   
   
360503   
   
Digital and electronic media art   
   
360504   
   
Interactive media   
   
360505   
   
Screen media   
   
360506   
   
Visual effects   
   
360599   
   
Screen and digital media not elsewhere classified   
   
3606   
   
Visual arts   
   
360601   
   
Crafts    
   
360602   
   
Fine arts   
   
360603   
   
Performance art   
   
360604   
   
Photography, video and lens-based practice   
   
360699   
   
Visual arts not elsewhere classified   
   
3699   
   
Other creative arts and writing   
   
369999   
   
Other creative arts and writing not elsewhere classified   

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