Research community

Creative Arts Research Institute provides a research community for its candidates, with a suite of colloquia, workshops, research training support, and support for conference travel.

The research degrees offered by Queensland Conservatorium, Queensland College of Art and Griffith Film School give you the opportunity to be an integral part of this collaborative, informed and influential community.

Our researchers are experts in their field, and offer exceptional mentoring support to help foster excellence, innovation and passion in a stimulating inter-disciplinary learning environment.


Master of Music Research

Provides performers and professionals a chance to develop high-level skills in musical practice and research

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Doctor of Musical Arts

Provides experienced musicians the opportunity to upgrade skills and qualifications through research.

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Doctor of Philosophy

Provides you with the opportunity to explore a specific research area or topic that you are passionate about.

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Doctor of Visual Arts

Extend your studio research and practice and make original conceptual advancements in your discipline.

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Current HDR Candidates

Angelina Hurley

Indigeneous documentary filmmaker, director and writer Angelina recently screened a documentary about Murri Humor, Always Blak, Always Cracked on NITV 25 May 2021 as part of curated selection marking National Reconciliation Week.

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Myfanwy King

Explores serious games for mental health with the hope of to increasing mental health literacies in communities through knowledge of mental health, wellbeing, symptoms, treatment, care and services. This project is in collaboration with Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Maria Zelenskaya

Maria’s work looks at using motion capture technology to control an animated interactive digital human social media influencer for social impact. The project aims tocreate behavioral change  to keep koalas safe, and is in collaboration with Social Marketing @ Griffith and Redland City Council.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Country on which we live and work. We recognise their continuing connection to place and culture, and pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.