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Master of Fine Arts

The University of Melbourne
2 years full time / 4 years part time
Full time/part time
Master's degree
On campus
Melbourne (Australia)
English
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Program description

Course Description

The Master of Fine Arts aims to provide opportunities for suitably qualified candidates to develop their potential for research, develop mastery in their field of practice and contribute to understandings of contemporary artistic practice and theories of arts and culture. High quality research subjects and independent supervision ensure artistic and intellectual excellence and leadership potential, and learning and training takes place in an international context.

Completion of the Master of Fine Arts signifies that the holder has undertaken a substantial piece of original research, which has been conducted and reported by the holder under proper academic supervision and in a research environment for a prescribed period.

Candidates submit a written thesis of approximately 30,000 to 40,000 words or a thesis comprising a combination of creative work and written component to the equivalent of 40,000 words. The written component must be of at least 25% (10,000 words) of the final submission.

The creative work may take the form of performance, exhibition, writing (poetry, fiction, script or other written literary forms), design, film, video, multimedia, CD, DVD or other new media technologies and modes of presentation, subject to the capacity of the faculty to resource the proposed creative work. The creative work must be comprehensively documented and either the documentation or the creative work itself submitted with the written component.

The thesis will be assessed at the end of the candidature.

The Master of Fine Arts is offered in the following discipline areas:

  • Dance
  • Design
  • Film and Television
  • Indigenous Arts and Culture
  • Music Theatre
  • Production
  • Theatre
  • Visual Art

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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