NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


By Jennifer Newsome — The ANU School of Music is currently pursuing a bold and progressive approach to the way it engages and does business with First Nations’ People and communities.

Art Education Australia (AEA) is the peak national professional association that supports and promotes art education at all levels as an integral part of general education and art education research in Australia … It is critically important that the Arts speak with a strong and united voice, particularly at

In 2017 we introduced a new core-degree structure at School of Creative Arts which saw fresh commitment to social engagement, sustainability, the ethics of practice, and enterprise skill development … we developed a new approach to the teaching of art theory and history through praxis.

In 2016, Deakin University introduced the PhD by Prior Publications in the Creative Arts, as a sub-category of the existing PhD by Publication options.

In 2018, the theatre department at the Victorian College of the Arts will launch a new BFA Theatre - a course designed for ‘actor-creators’ – those theatre artists who want to devise and perform in their own work. As we developed the course this year, I found myself thinking often

By Dr Sue Gillett — The current trend in Australian universities has seen the proportion of enrolments in Arts subjects declining over the last decade, with regional universities and campuses more significantly affected.