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

The Master of Visual Arts program invites you to extend your creative practice as an artist or professional in the arts sector. This highly flexible Coursework program gives you access to individual practice-led research courses, art history and theory, master classes, field studies, research projects, as well as elective courses from the School of Art & Design and the wider university. You can broaden your creative, technical and analytical skills under the supervision of our expert staff. The advanced version of this program - Masters of Visual Arts (Advanced) - can be a pathway to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Designed for

Graduates or those with equivalent experience


96 units of coursework. Students will take 24 units of introductory courses, 24 units of research courses and 24 units of disciplinary courses. The remaining 24 units of coursework can be used to take almost any course on campus (subject to availability and course entry requirements).


  • Visual arts

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7 and successful assessment of a portfolio of works plus meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements

Study pathways

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. Cognate disciplines Architecture, Design, Digital Arts, Fine Arts, Visual Anthropology, Visual Arts.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Canberra No information available Yes
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

The advanced version of this degree contains a thesis component.

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