The Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts research is conducted through the Centre for Ideas. A rich program of visiting philosophers and theorists provides you with a unique intellectual environment in which to pursue research in the visual and performing arts and their interconnections with other knowledge domains.
Through highly experimental individual or collaborative projects the MFA in Interdisciplinary arts generates new possibilities and opportunities for interdisciplinary research between the visual and performing arts and the sciences, humanities and other fields of knowledge. We work discursively and experientially within a framework of philosophy and critical theory.
A program of visiting international and local artists, philosophers and researchers, all with innovative pedagogical and research practices, helps facilitate links between traditionally distinct disciplinary groups and communities. Themes that interest us include: the poetics of the body; criticism and its discourses; curatorial practices; bio-social models of collaboration; intermedia arts; the translation or transformation of textual, visual and performative languages; art and ethics; the arts as political and social activism; art, mysticism and mythology; and the arts and gender studies. Our outcomes comprise large-scale collaborative projects, experimental and theoretical writing, performances, films, exhibitions, installation, public conferences and events.
RTP only. Australian fee-paying places not available.
This course is supported by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP). Under the RTP, domestic students are exempt from tuition fees for the normal duration of the course. This exemption is valid for up to four years for students enrolled in a doctoral program and up to two years for a research master’s degree. More details on RTP and other fees you may need to pay.
If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more.