Master of Fine Arts (By Research)

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

The Master of Fine Arts is a specialist degree designed to provide a high quality academic qualification in the theory and practice of the fine arts that will carry credibility nationally and internationally, and empower artists in their pursuit of national and international recognition. This course differs from other fine arts degrees in that it assumes a high level of both theoretical and practical expertise in fine arts. Candidates without this background will be required to do preliminary work.

Designed for

Those with a background in art theory and practice, or graduates or professionals in art education and practice with an interest in further education


Independent supervised research that results in the presentation of an exhibition of original artwork showing technical accomplishment and imaginative resource and a thesis on an aspect of arts theory, history or criticism. The creative work and thesis are examined by a panel including two eminent scholars external to the University.


  • Fine arts

Standard entry requirements

Honours degree of the University or equivalent, with at least upper second class Honours, or equivalent demonstrated research capacity

Further information

Suitable areas of study include printmaking, computer art, installation, video, photography.

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