The Master of Contemporary Art is a professional degree that serves as a bridge between undergraduate study and independent art practice, as a “refresher” program for artists who have been away from formal study, or as an entry point to further tertiary education for artists who lack formal qualifications but have significant professional experience, including those of recognised ability who have been unable to undertake or complete an honours year.
Tuition is conducted through a seminar program and individual tutorials. Each student is assigned an Academic Advisor who is responsible for the oversight of the student’s progress. The studio practice component is primarily conducted through individual tutorials and group tutorials.
The capstone experience to the course is a year-long studio project in second year, culminating in a public presentation in the School of Art Masters Exhibition at the end of the year.
This is a 200 point Masters program. After the successful completion of the first year (100 points), if you do not wish to continue to the second year, you may exit the course with a Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Art.
Commonwealth Supported Places available
This course offers both Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and Australian Fee (AF) Places to domestic students.
Indicative Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course fee:
Find out more about CSP student contribution amounts
Indicative total Australian (AF) course fee:
Typical Australian (AF) course fee for 2017:
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs)
A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken. Find out more about CSP student contribution amounts.
Australian Fee Places (AF)
If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, you will automatically be considered for an Australian Fee place if you are eligible for a place in the course. Students enrolled in an AF place are required to pay the full cost of their tuition fees to the University. Australian Fee places are not subsidised by the Australian Government, however you may be eligible for FEE-HELP to assist with payment of tuition fees. If this course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to deduct course costs from taxable income: see the ATO website for further information.
How course fees are calculated
Your course fee per year is calculated on the basis of one year full-time study (1 EFTSL). Actual fees vary depending on the subjects you are taking. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5% per annum. More information about tuition fees.
The duration indicated is maximum course duration and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies. The course may be shorter depending on your academic background and/or relevant work experience where applicable.
If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more.