Creative arts, communication and culture

Creative arts, communication and culture

Creative artsMacquarie’s creative arts, communication and culture research is highly regarded internationally. In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation, our research in the discipline of language, communication and culture received a rating of ‘performance above world standard’ as did our research in the sub-discipline of communication and media studies.

Our multi-award winning researchers are recognised around the world for their work in film, television, radio, digital media, music, creative writing, critical and literary theory, media and communication studies, and performance.

Macquarie’s facilities, including our state-of-the-art library and production spaces for music, dance, radio, film and digital media are arguably the best at any Australian university, giving our students and researchers access to the latest available technology.

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Our research strengths

Our research strengths are concentrated in the areas of:

  • advertising and media history
  • arts management and the music business
  • Australian literature
  • children’s literature, television and film
  • creative non-fiction and literary journalism
  • creative writing
  • critical enquiry and cultural history
  • critical legal studies
  • dance and performance studies
  • digital cultures, networking and copyright law
  • documentary history, theory and production
  • early modern and Victorian literature
  • feminist cultural studies
  • international and intercultural communication
  • literature, film, radio, photography and cultural criticism
  • media and music in Asia and oceania
  • modernism, contemporary and diaspora literature
  • music and sound cultures
  • public broadcasting and diplomacy, and
  • screen production and screen writing

Our research facilities

Macquarie’s creative arts, communication and culture activities support six research centres:

  • Australasian children’s literature Association for research
  • Centre for Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature
  • Centre for Media History
  • India Research Centre
  • Interactive Media Institute
  • Soft power and Advocacy Research Centre
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