RMIT University

Master of Fine Art (By Research)

RMIT University

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

This research degree offers an environment where the investigation of ideas and material practice pertinent to artistic research sits alongside and informs the production of art.Central to the program is a balance between studio practice and the conceptual and theoretical concerns that underpin the making of art.You will work with installation, sculpture, ceramics, hybrid and spatial practices, sound, performance, media arts, video, painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, gold and silversmithing and object based practice. You are encouraged to consider the artistic, cultural and social position of their research and to draw upon trans-disciplinary practices and enquiries.Candidates are from diverse backgrounds, age groups and nationalities, including leading art practitioners, students graduating directly from undergraduate programs and artists returning to postgraduate study to enliven their practice.You will undertake a major project that culminates in an exhibition, performance or presentation of work for assessment, accompanied by a detailed proposal and visual and sonic documentation of the work undertaken during the program.


60 Credit Point


  • Fine art

Standard entry requirements

  • A bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year
  • Orevidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

Study pathways

A PhD course is also available in this area.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne City International: $67,200 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne City.

No fee mentioned for Domestic students

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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