Course details

CRICOS course code: 034885K

Level of study: Masters Degrees


Whether you want to get ahead in your career faster, or improve your knowledge, a Monash graduate research degree can give you a distinct advantage.

This dynamic course emphasizes research through creative practice. Principal research areas include painting, drawing, print-media, installation, sculpture, digital imaging, photo media and visual arts. The program requires students to develop a research project that results in a new body of creative or visual work with accompanying written and visual documentation. The documentation is a commentary that outlines the development of the project and its conclusion, and provides a critical context within which the work may be viewed and assessed. The written commentary will be between 10,000 and 20,000 words, with a photographic record of the visual or creative work being bound into the document. Written work is not examined separately but considered together with an exhibition of new visual works, which demonstrate a conclusion to the research proposal at the master's level. Students must also complete a sequence of two coursework units which will guide them through the documentary dimensions of their project.

Career opportunities

Master of Fine Art graduates have demonstrated an ability to research, analyse and interpret their own work and that of others through the application of specialist knowledge and advanced technical and analytical skills. Master's graduates may be self-employed or work as contemporary artists, educators, academics, research fellows, consultants, curators, researchers and administrators in galleries and museums and a range of government and private enterprises.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
37,200 Per Year Feb 2024 2 years
Full time
Caulfield campus
900 Dandenong Road
Melbourne Victoria 3145
37,200 Per Year Feb 2024 2 years
Read more2 years (full time)

Online study
Caulfield campus
900 Dandenong Road
Melbourne Victoria 3145

Entry criteria

Minimum upper H2B (a mark of 65 or above) in an honours year in a relevant field, or its equivalent

English entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (paper-based) : 550+ TWE 4.5

TOEFL 79 + Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 & Writing 21

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 + communicative score 50

Cambridge English: 176 + no skill below 169


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Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
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