Doctors/Masters Level

Master of Contemporary Art

2 years full time
Southbank campus
Available to Domestic and International
Semester 1 entry
Course CRICOS code:075494G

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.

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