MC078 - Master of Fine Art

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Plan: MC078HK - Master of Fine Art
Campus: Hong Kong Arts Centre

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Fine Art
Award abbreviation: MFA
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years part time.
Location: Hong Kong Arts Centre Campus
Owning school: Art (340H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/art
ASCED code: 100301
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Fine Art is a postgraduate professional practice degree offering study in areas such as sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, sound, video, ceramics and gold and silversmithing. The program has a pluralistic and interdisciplinary focus and cross-disciplinary dialogue is encouraged to enrich your experience and knowledge.

The program offers you a rigorous, supportive and dynamic environment where an investigation of issues pertinent to contemporary art practice sit alongside and inform 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.

Through studio based learning and independent research you will develop the skills to locate your artwork within appropriate contemporary, conceptual and theoretical contexts.  You will engage with new developments in artistic production and their associated discourses while at the same time building a body of artwork that demonstrates a level of technical and conceptual excellence in contemporary art practice.

The program attracts candidates 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 engage with your peers to develop extended dialogues and provide critical support for each other’s practice.

The capstone experience of the course is a major project that culminates in an exhibition of work for assessment, accompanied by a detailed proposal and visual documentation of the work undertaken during the program.

Successful completion of the program will give you a pathway to higher degree research and see you prepared to work in national and global contexts as a practising artist.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including DR208 - PhD (Art) (http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=DR208) subject to this program's entrance requirements.

 

 

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Entrance requirements

Entrance requirements

Academic entry criteria:

A Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), or an equivalent nationally recognised qualification, with a distinction in the major discipline (or recognised equivalent); or a tertiary qualification together with considerable studio practice in an appropriate discipline.

English language entry criteria:

The English language requirement is:

  • IELTS minimum level 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0 or
  • TOEFL Paper Based Test = 580 (TWE 4.5+) or
  • equivalent, such as RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Advanced 2; or
  • successful completion of a recognised secondary school award, or higher award, where the language of instruction was English.

 

 

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External accreditation and industry links

There are no professional bodies that accredit programs in fine art in Australia.

All staff are practicing artists with strong links to the arts industry both nationally and internationally. The program includes lectures from national and international artists, theorists and curators. 

MFA candidates have successfully undertaken international residencies in Krems Austria, worked on projects in China Japan and the USA. They are regularly curated into high profile exhibitions.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of art materials, lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
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  • career development and employment.
 

 

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