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Master of Fine Arts

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The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programme provides an opportunity to advance both your creative practice and research abilities. The MFA is open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Feb
Domestic Fees
$9,565 per year

About this course

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programme provides an opportunity to advance both your creative practice and research abilities. The MFA is open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts. This degree is also open to anyone who has completed a university degree, who is able to demonstrate their professional experience through a portfolio that demonstrates their practice as an artist. Students can enter the programme at the beginning of the year, in the first semester or opt for a mid-year start in the second semester. The MFA provides a pathway to doctoral level study.

Study locations

City

Course structure

This is a studio-based programme that offers students the choice of taught or research pathways.

In a taught masters you can deepen your knowledge with discipline specific focus through studio theory and workshop courses. You can also select a second area of discipline focus delivered through courses, before completing your degree with an independent research project. In the taught masters pathway, you will learn in a shared studio or lecture setting.


180 point Taught Masters:

15 points FINEARTS 770: Research Methodologies
105 points FINEARTS 761-766

And either:

30 points FINEARTS 767: Studio and
30 points FINEARTS 782: Research Essay


Or

45 points FINEARTS 768: Studio and
15 points FINEARTS 769: Studio Practice Essay


120 point Taught Masters:

15 points FINEARTS 770: Research Methodologies
45 points FINEARTS 761-769

And either:

30 points FINEARTS 767: Studio
30 points FINEARTS 782: Research Essay

Or

45 points FINEARTS 768: Studio
15 points FINEARTS 769: Studio Practice Essay

The research masters gives you an opportunity to complete courses that involve a discipline specific focus, which is delivered via studio, theory and workshop courses. You will also complete a substantial research project alongside a significant research essay, designed to support the development of high-level academic research skill. In the research masters you will study with the support of an individual supervisor.

180 point Research Masters:

15 points FINEARTS 770: Research Methodologies
45 points FINEARTS 761-769

And either:

120 point FINEARTS 781: Research Portfolio

Or

90 points FINEARTS 779: Studio
30 points FINEARTS 780: Studio Research Essay

120 point Research Masters:

120 point FINEARTS 781: Research Portfolio

Or

90 points FINEARTS 779: Studio
30 points FINEARTS 780: Studio Research Essay