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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Creative Enterprise
MCE

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Creative Enterprise requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant bachelor's degree, with a grade average of at least a B in the highest level courses, or equivalent.

(c) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Design with (Honours) or the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), with a grade average of at least a B in the Part Four courses, or equivalent qualification(s) and grade average; or

(d) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Postgraduate Diploma, with a grade average of at least a B, or equivalent;

(e) have been granted admission under the Admission with Equivalent Status regulations and demonstrate practical, professional and scholarly experience at an appropriate level.

2. In all cases candidates must be selected into the programme on the basis of an interview and, for candidates seeking entry under Regulations 1(c) or (d), submission of a satisfactory project proposal.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Creative Enterprise shall follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) Part One and Part Two as specified in the Schedule for the Qualification;

(b) attending contact courses, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

4. Notwithstanding Regulation 3, the programme of study for a candidate admitted under Regulation 1 (c) or (d), shall consist of 120 credits from courses listed in the Master of Creative Enterprise schedule, including 293.703, 293.731, and completion of all of Part Two as specified.

Specialisations

5. The Degree of Master of Creative Enterprise Candidates is awarded without a specialisation.

Student Progression

6. For progression to Part Two, candidates must have achieved at least a B grade average in the first 60 credits completed in Part One (293.701, 293.702, 293.730) and presented a satisfactory project proposal.

7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Creative Enterprise may be awarded with distinction or merit on the basis of the grade average achieved across 293.703, 293.731 and the Part Two project, in accordance with the provisions of the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Completion Requirements

8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts, should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

11. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Master of Creative Enterprise prior to 1 January 2020 are exempt from the requirement to have been admitted on the basis of the achievement of a grade average of at least a B across all courses contributing to the entry qualification, but must have achieved a grade average of at least a B across the highest level courses contributing to that degree, or equivalent. Such candidates are exempt from the requirement to be selected on the basis of an interview and from the requirement to present a satisfactory proposal in order to progress to Part Two. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2023.

Schedule for the Master of Creative Enterprise

Part One (90 credits from)

293.701 Prototype and Synopsis 30 credits

293.702 Commercial Viability 15 credits

293.703 Advanced Creative Enterprise 15 credits
P 293.702

293.730 Critical Frameworks for Creative Practice 15 credits

293.731 Contextualising Creative Enterprise Practice Part 1 15 credits
P 293.730 and 293.702

Part Two (90 credits from)

293.810 MCE Thesis Project 90 credits
P 293.701

293.811 MCE Thesis Project Part 1 45 credits
P 293.701

293.812 MCE Thesis Project Part 2 45 credits
C 293.811

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