Master of Fine Art

RMIT University

Program Description

Master of Fine Art

RMIT University

Master of Fine Art

The Master of Fine Art by coursework is centred on the individual candidate’s practice and is designed to assist the serious art student to attain a professional level of excellence.

This program provides a stimulating and supportive environment for rigorous postgraduate study. The program is pluralist in outlook, balancing the conceptual with the practical. Many students work in a cross disciplinary context. These approaches are encouraged and exist alongside art practices that are discipline specific.

Students will become conversant in the theoretical and material analysis of contemporary art through cross disciplinary group tutorials, peer to peer learning and individual academic supervision from practicing artists. A studio on campus is provided in the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant and cultural CBD.

Learning and teaching

This program encourages a strong collegiate environment in which you will learn from your peers as well as staff and industry professionals.

Students are allocated an academic advisor with specialist skills and knowledge. In addition to this, course content is delivered through self directed studio practice, individual advisor meetings, cross disciplinary group tutorials, peer to peer dialogue, lectures, discussion groups and visiting artists presentations.

The studio is central to the learning environment of the program. In this context you will develop an individually negotiated major project that will culminate in an exhibition of creative art works. This is accompanied by a written document, which that contextualises the work in relation to appropriate conceptual, theoretical and contemporary art discourse.

Studio specific resources and technical assistance are available for students in order to facilitate a breadth of fine art practice.

All programs are delivered in English. You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.

Program structure

The Master of Fine Art consists of 144 Credit Points (6 courses).

Courses offered include:

  • Self Directed Projects A (24 Credit Points)
  • Self Directed Projects B (24 Credit Points)
  • Professional Practice Advanced Seminars (24 Credit Points)
  • Major Project Proposal Development (12 Credit Points)
  • Major Project A (24 Credit Points)
  • Major Project B (36 Credit Points).

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline with a minimum GPA of 3 in the major discipline. Applicants with significant work experience or professional practice may also be considered.

Selection tasks

Applicants must complete and submit a pre-selection kit (PDF 308 KB 3p), which includes a folio component. Short-listed applicants will be required to present their folio to a selection panel in person or via phone/Skype.

English language requirements

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B
  • Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
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