The Australian National University (ANU)

Master of Contemporary Art Practices

The Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

The Master of Contemporary Art Practices is aimed at artists who want to develop a more ambitious, independent contemporary art practice. The program extends a student’s practical, theoretical and conceptual knowledge in order to develop a deeper understanding of contemporary practices in context of how artists work in a range of disciplines. Contemporary artists respond to the challenges and questions that arise in an increasingly global and technologically advanced world. Their approaches are diverse, combining materials, methods and subjects that extend their practice. Artists today increasingly problem solve, collaborate with a variety of partners, and think and work outside of the traditional boundaries that distinguish a contemporary practice. This graduate program is unique as it supports hands on learning development in workshop, studio and digital environments by progressing students through courses that support individual practice-led research opportunities. Students are encouraged to undertake a range of approaches to contemporary art practice, including a focus on specialist knowledge of materials and skills, testing new conceptual methodologies, and/or solving problems through cross-disciplinary or hybrid experiences. Students benefit directly from and contribute to the research environment found within the School of Art and Design.


The Masters of Contemporary Art Practices requires completion of 48 units.

Standard entry requirements

A cognate Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7 ORA Bachelor degree or international equivalent AND a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 4/7 ORA Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 4/7 AND a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience in a field related to the program.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $31,750
International: $43,790
  • Full-time : 1 year

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