Master of Fine Art (By Research)

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

Candidates of the Master of Arts - Fine Arts may pursue research by project or thesis in one of the fine art studios of painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, gold and silver smithing, drawing, fine art photography, sound, and media arts. In addition, research candidates are required to undertake Art Research Methods. The research program culminates in an assessment by external examiners, usually in the context of a formal one person exhibition.


  • Fine art

Standard entry requirements

  • A four year bachelor degree with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year
  • Or another recognised award deemed to be equivalent in character and standard to a four year undergraduate degree, with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year.

Study pathways

A PhD course is also available in this area.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
City Domestic: $53,760
International: $57,600
No information available No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Applicants need to include a folio of work (JPEGS or slides) when making an application. Students are normally required to complete an introductory research methods course at the beginning of the program. Applicants are required to submit evidence (e.g. a portfolio) of their ability and experience, and demonstrate that they are able to pursue independent investigation in their chosen area, and may be required to attend an interview.

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