The thesis should demonstrate creative achievement appropriate to a doctoral degree in one of the following genres:
- drama and screenplays,
- prose (fiction),
- prose (creative non-fiction: biography or autobiography), or
- literary translation/adaptation.
The creative component should be a complete work, or set of complete shorter works and should in substance be the equivalent of at least (in fiction) a full-length novel or a collection of short stories, or (in poetry) a book-length collection of poems, or (in drama) a full-length play or a collection of at least three one-act plays.
The theoretical component should be substantive scholarly/academic research on a related topic.
*The language of tuition depends on the language in which the creative and theoretical components are written.