NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


Teaching someone how to sit down to write is as important as teaching them how to write at all. While creative writing is often mythologised as the result of divine and spontaneous inspiration … many writers and instructors will offer different advice – that writing is a more Hephaestion

A new report produced by QUT and the Australia Council explores how a pilot program designed to place Fine Arts students into industry and community in their final year is highlighting new approaches to preparing students to applying creative skills within a range of industry and community settings. The report

The QUT School of Creative Practice offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with majors in Acting, Dance, Drama, Technical Production, Music, Animation, Film and Screen, Creative Writing and Visual Arts. As a school that had previously taught only face-to-face, the last 12 months presented many challenges.

At the time of writing, we find ourselves within a liminal historical moment, floating between what was and what might be. In our shared experience teaching Creative Writing during COVID, we observed common pedagogical challenges across undergraduate programmes at USQ, SCU, and QUT.

QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty is to join with Education and Social Justice in recently announced restructure. The new Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice will be one of five faculties in the new academic structure: new Faculty of Business and Law: (School of Justice moves to Creative Industries) new Faculty of

Queensland University of Technology invites applications for a new indigenous scholarship named in recognition of the achievements of Wesley Enoch AM and those of the Enoch family in arts and cultural leadership. The scholarship represents a total of $40,000 per annum for two years and is open to applicants of

To Higher Degree Research (HDR) students in most disciplines, a paid internship can be a helpful torch to the light their way to the end of the tunnel. The prospect is especially attractive where it fills the scholarship-free period between submission and receipt of examiner reports. For practitioner-researchers

QUT researcher Bree Hadley has published an interesting article on her research in ArtsHub entitled: Am I a good ally to disabled artists? She notes that despite policy reform and recognition of the need for improved representation for disabled artists, little system wide change has resulted. She argues the need

As a booming young innovator, Australia’s portfolio of success is impressive, with contributions as varied as the first feature film, Wi-Fi, Gardasil, the Fairlight sampling synthesiser, the secret ballot and the black box flight recorder. The Adelaide Festival’s 1996 nod to the Hills Hoist playfully acknowledged the inherent link

By Dr Svenja J. Kratz and Anita Gowers — Since the establishment of UWA’s dedicated art and science lab  SymbioticA in 2000,  there has been a growing interest in fostering connections across art and science. An increasing number of academic staff and HDR students are working across the nexus of