NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


By Lindsay Vickery — The Limited Hangout: in the field project, was a series of site-specific long form compositions for performers, and optionally electronic sounds in the environment.

Congratulations to ECU and WAPPA Professor Geoffrey Lancaster who was awarded an AO for his distinguished service to the arts, particularly music, through education, performance, research and philanthropy.

By Associate Professor Cathy Henkel and Isabel Turner — Diverse and equitable representation, both on and off screen, is the subject of considerable debate in the screen industry sector. Screen Australia’s Seeing Ourselves report (2016) was a milestone study in representation on screen and prompted the formation of Screen Australia’s Equity

The dramatic effects on international student enrolments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are being witnessed in all our institutions. At Edith Cowan University the impact has not been felt as dramatically as in some Universities that have a greater reliance on international on-shore students as a major

Like most universities across the world, ECU has been forced to adapt in the face of the many and varied challenges presented by COVID-19. Notwithstanding the impacts of such challenges, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), when compared to other conservatoire schools across the world has fared

Edith Cowan University has won the bid to build a major creative campus in the heart of the city, linking the business area of Perth to the cultural district of Northbridge. The new $695m building will be built in Yagan Square as part of the city link project and is

Dr Lyndall Adams recently completed a major public art project as part of the Wanneroo Road/Joondalup Drive Interchange Bridge Project, for Main Roads WA. Professor Clive Barstow talked to Lyndall about collaborating with industry from ideas to completion.

In the years leading up to 2020, the experience of studying my postgraduate degree had been highly anticipated. Having heard so many wonderful anecdotes from plenty of alumni students, I was thrilled to finally ‘have my turn’ and accept my position as a producing student at the WA Screen

Edith Cowan University’s WA Screen Academy is celebrating a number of recent successes. WA Screen Academy Films Filch, Spiral, Noah, Raw, When Harri Met Salma, and Pretty Face – all short films starring 3rd Year WAAPA acting students and written, directed, produced and crewed by WA Screen Academy Bachelors and

UK academic David Shirley has been appointed as incoming Executive Dean of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) when the current longstanding Dean Professor Julie Warn AM retires in early 2019. Mr Shirley is currently the Director of the Manchester School of Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). He