NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


By Linda Hassall — We are living in a world where eco-anxiety is on the rise, yet Australians largely remain confused about scientific and political reactions to climate change and its effects on Australian ecologies (Clayton 2020, Hogg & Stanley et al 2021, Kelly, 2017, Mackey 2013, Wang et al

By March 2020, after months of planning and organising, I was poised to enter the recruitment and data collection phases of my PhD research projects … studio practice had been identified as the key methodology through which I would test research questions and generate creative works.

The extraordinary growth in both quality and quantity of Asian arts education arrived with a distinctly new edge in 2017. After more than 15 years of identifying needed aspects of Western contemporary arts and arts training, the last decade has been focused upon catching up, on inviting Western experts to teach,

I teach into the field of studio-based craft and design (SBCD). When it comes to teaching SBCD there are some particular challenges.

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

Victorian College of the Arts  at the University of Melbourne is moving into a new generation of Actor’s Training. We have taken the current Theatre Practice degree and divided it into a BFA in Acting and a BFA in Theatre. With the competitive nature of the entertainment industry, we feel

In our current climate of Higher Education funding cuts, academics are dealing with many tasks and additional administration as part of their job. As the pressures on academics mount, part-time and casual positions in academia have become the rule rather than the exception

Brooklyn College and New York’s Public Theatre have joined together to provide opportunities to support emerging creative talent through master classes, arts administration fellowships, and research opportunities. Brooklyn College is part of the City University of New York which delivers a liberal arts program including undergraduate and masters degrees in

The Melbourne Theatre Company has launched a $4.6 million new playwright commissioning and development program to support Australian writers. The NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program will see at least 35 new play commissions and up to 15 playwright writer in residence opportunities with the company. Applications for the three inaugural NEXT STAGE